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?

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 15 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. YSML 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.

The YMSL year runs May 1 thru April 30.

 

Our Chapter’s Membership Dates & Deadlines for Enrollment:
  • 05-01-2021Calendar Year 21/22 Starts

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Testimonials

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

Leadership

Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Luisa Lamson

Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

Kerry Green

Board Member: VP Communications

Jennifer Quezada

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Marcy Martinovic

Board Member: Assistant Treasurer

Tammy Horton

Board Member: VP Membership

Amy Demania

Board Member: First Vice President

Shannon Meyer

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

Kristie Sommer

Board Member: VP Website

Mary Carter Martin

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Cheryl Plumlee

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

MarthaLynn Maurras

Board Member: Secretary

Jane Holscher

Board Member: President Elect

Ina Turner

Board Member: Treasurer

Nicole Beveridge

Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

Jennifer Scheland

Board Member: President

Philanthropies we Serve

Some Local Philanthropies we currently have the honor of partnering with

  • Apple Seeds
  • Art in the Park
  • CARE Community Center
  • Cobblestone Farm Project
  • Convoy of Hope
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  • Down Syndrom Connection NWA
  • First Presbyterian Church of Bentonville Food Pantry
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Illinois River Watershed Project
  • Innisfree Senior Living
  • Laundry Love
  • Life Styles, Inc.
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Miracle League
  • Miss Amazing
  • Night to Shine
  • Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter
  • NWA Children’s Shelter
  • NWA Food Bank
  • Pedal It Forward
  • Play with Passion
  • Polina’s Promise
  • Restoration Village
  • Samaritan Community Center
  • Second Street Pantry
  • Sunshine School & Development Center
  • SVDP Food Pantry
  • The Call
  • United Way
  • 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.

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

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

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