Welcome to NoCo

MOTHERS & SONS SERVING TOGETHER TO IMPACT THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Welcome to the NoCo 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 25,000 members and young men as part of more than 145 chapters across 18 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 is required annually at a variety of chapter-approved philanthropies. Half 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 meetings per year. Moms must attend at least 3 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:
  • 05-01-2023Enrollment is closed for the 23/24 service year.
  • 01-01-2024Check back here in January 2024 or click the contact button below for more information.

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Testimonials

I really enjoyed my time in YMSL. It was a great opportunity to spend time with my mom while connecting to my community through meaningful service.
MatthewFort Collins, 2023
I’ve realized how impactful volunteer work is for those who are not as fortunate as me. That’s also what I’ve enjoyed the most because seeing how happy people are when we serve them makes my day every time.
DrewFort Collins, 2023

Leadership

Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Aliis Odom

Board Member: President

Megan Goodwin

Board Member: First Vice President

Bonnie Brummer

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Jessica Klingsmith

Board Member: Secretary

Stephanie Campbell

Board Member: Treasurer

Kymberli Hamel

Board Member: VP Communications

Jeannie Koehler

Board Member: VP Membership

Nicole Varney

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Thalyta Swanson

Board Member: VP Website

Mercy Harmon

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

Kellie Kreikemeier

Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

Heather Pawlak-Winberg

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

Kristina Hess

Board Member: Assistant Secretary

Laura Martin

Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

Philanthropies we Serve

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

  • A Little Help
  • Catholic Charities
  • Colorado Youth Outdoors
  • FCA All abilities
  • FoCo Cafe
  • Food Bank for Larimer County
  • Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity
  • Foster & Adoptive Families of Larimer County
  • Good Samaritan Fort Collins
  • Grand Family Coalition
  • Healing Warriors
  • High Plains Honor Flight
  • Homeward Alliance
  • Loveland Rotary Club Foundation KidsPak
  • Meals on Wheels
  • My Happy Places
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Pathways
  • Project Self Sufficiency
  • Realities for Children
  • Respite Care Inc.
  • Serve 6.8
  • Special Olympics
  • Sproutin Up
  • The Nappie Project
  • Tim Tebow Foundation
  • Veterans Plaza
  • Vindeket Foods

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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