Welcome to Legacy Chapter

Mothers & Sons Serving Together to Impact Their Local Community

Welcome to our Legacy 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.

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:
  • 09-19-2021Young Men’s Meetings
  • 10-19-2021Mom’s Meeting
  • 10-17-2021Young Men’s Meetings
  • 11-09-2022Mom’s Meeting
  • 11-14-2021Young Men’s Meetings

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“YMSL is your Mother/Son legacy. It provides treasured memories and traditions of service, laughter, and love.”
AndreaRoswell, GA
“YMSL is a great way to demonstrate how time, passion, and expertise are tremendous levers in giving back to our community.”
DionnAustin, TX
“YMSL is memory building experience to treasure with your son for many years to come. The bonding and time together is so special and we get to make a difference while doing it.
HeatherPlano, TX


Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Cande Smillie

Board Member: President

Tierney Thompson

Board Member: President

Angela Thompson

Board Member: First Vice President

Melissa Woods

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Martha Elliott

Board Member: Secretary

Cheri Gazda

Board Member: Secretary

Melissa Neuweiler

Board Member: Treasurer

Heather Hammons

Board Member: VP Communications

Kris Kozamchak

Board Member: VP Communications

Joy Duke

Board Member: VP Membership

Ruth Scribner

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Jaime Bretzmann

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Becki Girouard

Board Member: VP Website

Julie Ben-David

Board Member: VP Website

Stacie Howell

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

Christine Moree

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

Julie Bayless

Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

Philanthropies we Serve

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

  • ACEing Autism
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Bed Start
  • City House/My Friend’s House
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Friday Nite Friends
  • God’s Pantry
  • Love Where You Live
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Melissa Community Outreach
  • Minnie’s Food Pantry
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • PISD Summer Mobile Lunch Program
  • Plano Community Home
  • Plano Family Literacy
  • Plano Family YMCA
  • Plano Special Olympics
  • Rainbow Days
  • Samaritan Inn
  • Shoes for Orphan Souls
  • Soles4Souls
  • Soup Mobile
  • Texas Ramps Project
  • Ultimate Gift
  • Upscale Resale

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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