Serving NWA Since 2017
A Four-Year Program for Moms and their High-School Sons.
When you join YMSL, you’re investing in quality time with your son, serving the community together.
Together YMSL members make lasting memories–and contribute to service projects that make a lasting impact throughout Northwest Arkansas.
Our young men also benefit from valuable leadership opportunities and a four-year meeting curriculum that covers topics like car repair, interview skills, cooking, and hazing prevention. Our Mom’s Meetings connect service-minded women who come together to learn from community and business leaders, discuss parenting tips, or just plain have fun.
There are so many reasons YMSL makes community service better together. Membership applications are accepted in your son’s 8th-grade year.
Won’t you join us?
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 27,000 members and young men as part of more than 153 chapters across 20 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 Mentor (Sponsor)
YMSL is a sponsorship organization; a prospective member needs to be mentored (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.
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.
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.
YMSL annual chapter dues and banquet fee.
Contact membership for more details.
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:
- 01-31-2024Deadline to Submit Digital Form for Prospective New Members
- 02-13-2024Prospective Member Presentation
- 03-01-2024Prospective Member Digital Letter of Intent Due
- 03-06-2024Confirmation Email Sent to New Members
- 03-15-2024New Member Enrollment Deadline
Our Chapter’s Leadership Board
Philanthropies we Serve
Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County
Cobblestone Farm Project
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Down Syndrome Connection NWA
First Presbyterian Church of Bentonville Food Pantry
Habitat for Humanity
Illinois River Watershed Project
Innisfree Senior Living
Night to Shine
Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter
NWA Food Bank
Ozark Outdoor Foundation
Pedal It Forward
Play with Passion
RMHC of Arkoma
Samaritan Community Center
Saving Grace NWA
Second Street Pantry
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance
Sunshine School & Development Center
True Colors Farm by PerspectAbility
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