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 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. 

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:
  • 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

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YMSL provides a fantastic opportunity to build memories together while engaging with the community and serving others. We’ve worked hard, learned so much and made great friends along the way.
RebeccaCave Springs, AR
YMSL has been a great way for me to spend quality time with my boys while assisting, serving, and supporting those in need within our Northwest Arkansas community.
JulieBentonville, AR


Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Erin Hinson

Board Member: President

Tracey Yamamoto

Board Member: President Elect

Jen Brock

Board Member: First Vice President

Michelle Kelley

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Marla York

Board Member: Secretary

Elizabeth Andrews

Board Member: Treasurer

Melissa Halford

Board Member: VP Communications

Courtney Schaefer

Board Member: VP Membership

Rebecca Grear

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Jacqueline Brogren

Board Member: VP Website

Heather Gregg

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

Sarita Stephens

Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

Krista Davis

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

Nicole Nolan

Board Member: Assistant Secretary

Beverly Redden

Board Member: Assistant Treasurer

Rachel Zaloudek

Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

Philanthropies we Serve

Alphabetical List

  • 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
  • Havenwood
  • Illinois River Watershed Project
  • Innisfree Senior Living
  • Laundry Love
  • Miracle League
  • Miss Amazing
  • 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.

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