Welcome to The Woodlands

Mothers & Sons Serving Together to Impact Their Local Community

Welcome to our Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League!

The four years of high school go by incredibly fast. Finding time to spend together with your teenage son gets harder and harder. When you join YMSL, you commit to spending quality time together with your son serving your community.

In these moments, he sees your dedication to serving others. You see his eyes and heart become open to the world around him. These are memories to last a lifetime and service projects that impact our community forever.

In addition to service, YMSL offers valuable leadership opportunities and a four-year curriculum that covers topics such as car repair, interview skills, cooking, hazing prevention, and more.

We hope you will consider joining us. The time to start the membership process is during your son’s 8th-grade year. We look forward to meeting you and serving together. Scroll down for more details.     

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:
  • 01-31-2024Prospective Member Meeting #1; George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library at 7pm
  • 02-03-2024Prospective Member Meeting #2; George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library at 10am
  • 03-01-2024Letter of Intent to join YMSL due date; candidates will be notified by March 7.
  • 03-06-2024Re-enrollment for current members opens February 27 and ends on March 6.
  • 03-15-2024New member enrollment opens March 7 and closes on March 15.

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YMSL is more than just a volunteer organization. It also provides thought-provoking meeting topics, life skills, leadership opportunities and a life long bond with my son. I’ve also met some amazing and talented women with hearts of gold.
Courtney B.The Woodlands, TX
I will cherish forever the hours spent with my son at YMSL. The experiences were life changing and the time together is priceless.
Jeanette M.The Woodlands, TX
Everything we do together now is something I hope he remembers later in life with fondness – either time spent with his mom or helping the community.
Li-Bong L.The Woodlands, TX


Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Courtney Burkett

Board Member: President

Dianna McMinn

Board Member: First Vice President

Aimee Cole

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Angela Minton

Board Member: Secretary

Alyson Ellsworth

Board Member: Treasurer

LiBong Lee

Board Member: VP Communications

Michele Bickett

Board Member: VP Membership

Suzanne Baldwin

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Rosann Schiller

Board Member: VP Website

Keisha Burns

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

Tina Reyna

Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

Laura Guerra-Garcia

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

Suzanne Mitchell

Board Member: Assistant Secretary

Dena Wendle

Board Member: Assistant Treasurer

Philanthropies we Serve

Alphabetical List

  • Abundant Harvest Kitchen
  • Angel Reach
  • Community Assistance Center
  • Flags for Fallen Vets
  • Inspiration Ranch
  • Interfaith Of The Woodlands
  • Keep US Fed Montgomery County (KUSF)
  • Kids Meals
  • Meals on Wheels Montgomery County
  • Mercy House Global
  • Montgomery County Food Bank
  • Montgomery County Youth Services – YES to YOUTH
  • Operation Gratitude
  • ORWALL Challenger league
  • Regent Care Assisted Living Facility
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP)
  • Sole Mission
  • Special Angels of the Woodlands
  • Special Olympics Texas – Area 4
  • Spring Creek Area Blue Star Mothers TX 18
  • St. Anthonys Bread
  • Texas Ramp Project
  • The Woodlands Green
  • Travis Manion Foundation
  • Wreaths Across America
  • 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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