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 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. YMSL is a four-year comprehensive program. Requirements for membership include:
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 01-14-20212021/22 Membership Drive Begins
- 02-24-2021Prospective Member Information Meeting; 6:00pm via Zoom
- 02-25-2021Prospective Member Information Meeting; 10:00am via Zoom
- 03-08-2021Membership Drive Closes/Letters of Intent Due
- 05-01-2021Calendar Year 21/22 Starts
Our Chapter’s Leadership Board
Mary Carter Martin
Philanthropies we Serve
Some local philanthropies that we currently have the honor of partnering with
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
Life Styles, Inc.
Meals on Wheels
Mercy Health Foundation
Night to Shine
Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter
NWA Children’s Shelter
NWA Food Bank
Pedal It Forward
Play with Passion
Samaritan Community Center
Second Street Pantry
Sunshine School & Development Center
SVDP Food Pantry
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