Making a Difference with YMSL
Welcome to the Centennial Chapter of the Young Men's Service League. We have been making a difference in our community since 2012.
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 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 consider joining us. The time to start the membership process is during your son's 8th-grade year. All the information is below. We look forward to meeting you and serving together.
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 7,000 moms and 8,000 young men as part of 94 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, which means a prospective member needs to be sponsored by a current member of the chapter she wishes to join. Enrollment for new members takes place during the winter of the son’s 8th grade year. Contact your local YMSL chapter for deadlines & dates.
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. Annual awards banquets are held each spring by chapters to celebrate members.
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 work experience and leadership opportunities.
A structured four-year curriculum 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.
- New Member Fee: $25
- Annual Chapter Dues: $150 *
- Additional Son: $60 *
- Annual Banquet: $20-40 per person *
* costs vary by chapter
YMSL is a sponsorship organization, which means a Prospective member needs to be sponsored by a current member of the Chapter she wishes to join.
YMSL year runs May 1 thru April 30. Membership enrollment for new members takes place February/March of the son’s 8th grade year. Therefore it is best to secure a sponsor in the fall of the son’s 8th grade year to have the best chance of joining a YMSL chapter.
Find a Sponsor
If you know someone in YMSL, talk to them about her Chapter’s membership requirements and membership drive timeline. If you do not know someone in YMSL, you may contact a this chapter directly.
Membership Events and Updates
(Chapter details about upcoming deadlines or chapter event information.)
- October 18Sponsor meeting
- October 27Another meeting
- January 12Some deadline
Our Chapter's Leadership Board
YMSL provides mothers and sons philanthropic opportunities to serve together in their communities.
Local Philanthropies that we have had the honor of partnering with
- Any Baby Can
- ARC of the Capital Area
- Assistance League of Austin
- Austin Council PTAs
- Austin Diaper Bank
- Caritas of Austin
- Catholic Charities of Central TX
- Central Texas Food Bank
- Drive a Senior
- Family Eldercare
- Foundation for the Homeless
- Goodwill Central Texas
- Helping Hand Home for Children
- JL Austin's Coats for Kids
- Meals on Wheels
- Mobile Loaves and Fishes
- Mothers' Milk Bank of Austin
- Partnerships for Children
- Ronald McDonald House
- St. Louise House
- Settlement Home for Children
- Special Olympics Texas
We also participate in the Ultimate Gift Event, an annual philanthropy event organized by Nationals for all YMSL Chapters. Contact us for more information.
Contact Our Chapter
We look forward to hearing from you about membership or how our members can serve your philanthropy and our community