Welcome to Lakes Chapter

Mothers & Sons Serving Together to Impact Their Local Community

Welcome to our Lakes Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League!

The four years of high school go by incredibly fast. Finding time to spend together with your teenage son gets harder and harder. When you join YMSL, you commit to spending quality time together with your son serving your community.

In these moments, he sees your dedication to serving others. You see his eyes and heart become open to the world around him. These are memories to last a lifetime and service projects that impact our community forever.

We serve a wide range of organizations.  Our Lakes Chapter also has the unique distinction of being a certifying organization for The President’s Volunteer Service Award.

In addition to service, YMSL offers valuable leadership opportunities and a four-year curriculum that covers topics such as car repair, interview skills, cooking, hazing prevention, and more.

We hope you will consider joining us. The time to start the membership process is during your son’s 8th-grade year. We look forward to meeting you and serving together. Scroll down for more details.

About YMSL

The Young Men’s Service League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit national organization. Members of YMSL are moms and their teenage sons who volunteer together to serve their local communities during his four years of high school. YMSL currently represents over 10,400 moms and 11,500 young men as part of more than 100 chapters across 16 states. 

YMSL offers moms service opportunities and time together with her son(s) to grow their relationship and to instill in him a heart of service to last a lifetime. In addition to service, as part of its four-year comprehensive program, YMSL teaches leadership and life skills to develop our young men to become the capable, confident, and compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

The pillars of the YMSL experience are service, learning, and leadership. YMSL is a four-year comprehensive program. Requirements for membership include:

YMSL Sponsor

YMSL is a sponsorship organization, a prospective member needs to be sponsored by a current member of the chapter she wishes to join. Contact membership for guidance. Enrollment is during the son’s 8th-grade year. 

4-Year Commitment

Joining YMSL is a four-year commitment. Young men and their mothers are expected to remain active in the chapter during his four years of high school. An annual Volunteer and Senior Recognition Banquet is held each spring.

20 Hours of Service

A minimum of 20 service hours are required annually at a variety of chapter approved philanthropies. Most of these hours must be served as a Mother/Son team.

Job within the Chapter

Each mom and son must individually serve in a job or leadership position within the chapter. Positions rotate annually. Roles offer valuable experience and leadership opportunities.

5 Meetings

A structured four-year curriculum for young men covers a variety of life skills and brings in local speakers. Young men must attend at least 5 men’s meetings per year. Moms must attend at least 3 moms meetings per year.

Membership Fees

YMSL annual chapter dues and banquet fee.

Contact membership for more details.

Joining YMSL

Ready to take the next step?

Enrollment for new members takes place in January/February/March of the son’s 8th-grade year.

If you do not know anyone in YMSL, please contact us to assist you.

YMSL is a sponsorship organization, which means a prospective member needs to be sponsored by a current member of the chapter they wish to join.

If you would like to learn more about joining, please click the contact membership button below to send us a message. 

Our Chapter’s Membership Dates & Deadlines for Enrollment:

    Contact Membership


    “There is so much to love about YMSL. The one thing that stands out to me the most is how my boys reflect and are impacted by the need of those we serve. Volunteering with my boys has been an unexpected treasure as a mom.”
    AmySouthlake, TX
    “I joined YMSL as an opportunity to spend more time with my son, and it has resulted in many wonderful and meaningful experiences assisting and serving in our local community together.”
    JulieWestlake, TX
    “I am so grateful to the YMSL Lakes Chapter for providing my sons countless opportunities to grow and develop as servant leaders in our community.”
    JoanSouthlake, TX


    Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

    Laura Grosskopf

    Board Member: VP Philanthropy

    Lori Davidson

    Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

    Amy Hamilton

    Board Member: VP Membership

    Kathleen Cipriano

    Board Member: VP Communications

    Lara Crump

    Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

    Monica Mehta

    Board Member: VP Website

    Laura McCaskill

    Board Member: First Vice President

    Jeannie Hubert

    Board Member: Parliamentarian

    Susan Berlew

    Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

    Rita Patel

    Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

    Masami Robson

    Board Member: Treasurer

    Julie Horn

    Board Member: President

    Emily Bocan

    Board Member: Secretary

    Philanthropies we Serve

    Some local philanthropies that we currently have the honor of partnering with

    • Alzheimer’s Association
    • Amy’s Wish With Wings
    • City of Grapevine – Parks & Rec
    • CIty of Southlake
    • City of Southlake: Keep Southlake Beautiful
    • Community Storehouse
    • Community Table Pantry
    • GRACE
    • Grapevine Parks & Rec – Keep Grapevine Beautiful program
    • Hope Kids
    • Kids Matter International
    • Medal of Honor Host City
    • Miracle League
    • Operation Gratitude
    • Special Olympics
    • Sr Citizen Svcs: Grapevine Sr Ctr
    • Stepping Stones Foundation
    • Tarrant County Master Gardeners
    • Town of Westlake
    • Wreaths Across America

    If you are a philanthropy interested in partnering with our chapter, we would love to hear from you. Please use the contact our chapter button below. 

    Contact our Chapter

    We look forward to hearing from you about membership or how our members can serve your philanthropy and our community. Click the button below to contact our chapter.

    If you are interested in joining our chapter, please use the contact membership button in the Join section.

    To learn more about the YMSL National organization visit: YMSL.org

    To see a full list of chapters visit: YMSL.org/find-a-chapter

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