Welcome to the YMSL Northwest Hills Chapter!

Young Men’s Service League is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community.

Young Men’s Service League, Inc has a National Board of Directors which governs and promotes the expansion of YMSL Chapters throughout the United States to allow young men and their mothers to assist, serve, and support those who are in need in their communities, develop leadership skills among our membership, and promote mother-son relationships. YMSL members have served over 100,000 community service hours since the organization was formed in 2001

YMSL History

YMSL was founded by Pam and Julie Rosener who envisioned an organization that would allow mothers and their high school-aged sons to work together in support of those in need within the community. They recruited other interested mothers who shared their vision and turned that dream into the reality that is now YMSL.

The initial YMSL chapter is in Plano, Texas, where Pam and Julie worked with other empowered mothers and sons to create a highly successful philanthropic and developmental organization for young men and their mothers.

YMSL Northwest Hills History

The Northwest Hills Chapter of YMSL was formed on May 9th, 2014 under the National umbrella by a group of Northwest Hills moms who desired to work together with their teenage sons by serving alongside them in the community. These mothers felt strongly about passing along to their sons a commitment to philanthropy, and they were also looking for a way to spend meaningful time with their teenage sons whose broadening interests took them away so frequently. The Northwest Hills Chapter is currently comprised of over 115 members and their sons in grades 9 through 12

The Northwest Hills Chapter is proud to serve many different philanthropies throughout Austin, Texas, including Any Baby Can, ARC of the Capital Area, Assistance League of Austin, Catholic Charities of Central Texas, Central Texas Food Bank, Drive a Senior, Family Eldercare, Foundation for the Homeless, Goodwill Central Texas, Helping Hand Home for Children, Junior League of Austin’s Coats for Kids, Meals on Wheels, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Mothers’ Milk Bank of Austin, Partnerships for Children, Ronald McDonald House, St. Louise House, Settlement Home for Children, Special Olympics Texas, and YMCA. We also participate in the Ultimate Gift Event, an annual philanthropy event organized by Nationals for all YMSL Chapters. Contact us for more information.

Membership for the 2023-24 school year is now closed. If you are interested in joining our chapter in 2024, please click the contact membership button below to send us a message.


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:

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    Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

    Myra Adkins

    Board Member: President

    Carol McHorse

    Board Member: First Vice President

    Megan Rothwell

    Board Member: Parliamentarian

    Emma Garrett

    Board Member: Secretary

    Melinda Anderson

    Board Member: Treasurer

    Erin Jones

    Board Member: VP Communications

    Kelly David

    Board Member: VP Membership

    Betsy Fredrickson

    Board Member: VP Philanthropy

    Tiffany Galligan

    Board Member: VP Website

    Jeanne Chizzonite

    Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

    Sarah Wallis

    Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

    Adrienne Donahue

    Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

    Jennifer Fleming

    Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

    Philanthropies we Serve

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

    • AGE of Central Texas
    • Any Baby Can
    • ARC Austin
    • Assistance League of Austin
    • Austin Blessings
    • Austin Diaper Bank
    • Austin Voices for Education and Youth
    • Bookspring
    • Captial City Village
    • Caritas
    • Casa Marianella
    • Catholic Charities
    • Central Texas Food Bank
    • Drive-a-Senior Austin
    • Foster Village
    • Goodwill
    • Helping Hand Home For Children
    • Hospice Austin
    • Jeremiah Program
    • Jewish Family Service
    • Kids Matter International
    • Meals on Wheels Central Texas
    • Mobile Loaves and Fishes
    • Operation Gratitude
    • Partnerships for Children
    • Ronald McDonald House
    • Saint Louise House
    • Salvation Army
    • Settlement Home for Children
    • Sleep in Heavenly Peace
    • Special Olympics Texas
    • The Trail Conservancy
    • Urban Roots
    • Welcome Table, Inc.
    • YMCA

    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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