Our mission is to assist, serve, and support those who are in need in our community, develop leadership skills among our membership, and promote mother-son relationships. 

History

The History of the Young Men's Service League

In the summer of 2001, Pam and Julie Rosener, sisters-in-law, who both had daughters active in National Charity League, realized that there was not a similar organization in existence for sons to work together with their mothers as a group to provide community service in Plano.  As they enjoyed the opportunity to serve the community while spending time with their daughters, they put their ideas together to form a new organization for high school boys and their mothers.  They thought that often moms and sons grow apart during the high school years, and this would give them some time together doing meaningful work for their community as well as strengthening their own personal relationships. The group was structured so that moms and sons would work together doing the community service, and additionally the boys would meet as a group to learn information on a variety of life skills during their four year involvement. 

The first meeting was held in August 2001 to introduce the concept to some mothers in the community.  Several women stepped right up and volunteered to help lead the organization, and the name Young Men’s Service League was chosen as the official title of the newly formed group.  After the meeting, there were commitments from thirty five 9th grade moms and twenty five 10th grade moms.

YMSL then chose a variety of philanthropies to work for in the Collin County area.  They included Plano Community Home West, Samaritan Inn, Equest, Meals on Wheels, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Plano Santas, City House, Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Cancer.  The group also made themselves available for what they call "volunteer emergencies" or "9-1-1 projects."  Often organizations find themselves short volunteers at the last minute and YMSL wants to help solve these emergencies. The first month they began working in the community they completed over 500 service hours.  During the remaining eight months the group served over 2,200 hours.

The philanthropies have truly enjoyed working with the young men and their mothers.  Many have said that they rarely have interaction with teenage boys and find it refreshing to see them working and giving of themselves.  Many of the young men have learned valuable lessons about people who are less fortunate or physically not capable to help themselves.  They have also learned new skills such as roofing and painting during Habitat for Humanity work, arts and crafts and tutoring with philanthropies involving helping young children, and playing bingo and just being with the senior citizens at Plano Community Home - West.

In addition to the philanthropy work, the boys must attend five meetings a year with their particular grade level.  These meetings are used to expand their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics.  A four year plan is in place and covers various topics such as career choices, how to do their own laundry, budgeting, steroid education, drug and alcohol awareness, how to cook a spaghetti dinner, and what they need to know to get into college.  YMSL tries to involve people in the community to serve as speakers for the meetings and they are always looking for people who have great messages for the young men.

A National YMSL organization was formed in 2005.  National YMSL began the process of chartering additional chapters.   National YMSL began its expansion process in 2005 by adding four new chapters.   As of the Spring of 2014, there are 42 chapters, in 8 states - and more are expected soon.  The vision is for the organization to continue to grow and expand and to one day become a nationwide program.

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The History of the Young Men's Service League

In the summer of 2001, Pam and Julie Rosener, sisters-in-law, who both had daughters active in National Charity League, realized that there was not a similar organization in existence for sons to work together with their mothers as a group to provide community service in Plano.  As they enjoyed the opportunity to serve the community while spending time with their daughters, they put their ideas together to form a new organization for high school boys and their mothers.  They thought that often moms and sons grow apart during the high school years, and this would give them some time together doing meaningful work for their community as well as strengthening their own personal relationships. The group was structured so that moms and sons would work together doing the community service, and additionally the boys would meet as a group to learn information on a variety of life skills during their four year involvement. 

The first meeting was held in August 2001 to introduce the concept to some mothers in the community.  Several women stepped right up and volunteered to help lead the organization, and the name Young Men’s Service League was chosen as the official title of the newly formed group.  After the meeting, there were commitments from thirty five 9th grade moms and twenty five 10th grade moms.

YMSL then chose a variety of philanthropies to work for in the Collin County area.  They included Plano Community Home West, Samaritan Inn, Equest, Meals on Wheels, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Plano Santas, City House, Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Cancer.  The group also made themselves available for what they call "volunteer emergencies" or "9-1-1 projects."  Often organizations find themselves short volunteers at the last minute and YMSL wants to help solve these emergencies. The first month they began working in the community they completed over 500 service hours.  During the remaining eight months the group served over 2,200 hours.

The philanthropies have truly enjoyed working with the young men and their mothers.  Many have said that they rarely have interaction with teenage boys and find it refreshing to see them working and giving of themselves.  Many of the young men have learned valuable lessons about people who are less fortunate or physically not capable to help themselves.  They have also learned new skills such as roofing and painting during Habitat for Humanity work, arts and crafts and tutoring with philanthropies involving helping young children, and playing bingo and just being with the senior citizens at Plano Community Home - West.

In addition to the philanthropy work, the boys must attend five meetings a year with their particular grade level.  These meetings are used to expand their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics.  A four year plan is in place and covers various topics such as career choices, how to do their own laundry, budgeting, steroid education, drug and alcohol awareness, how to cook a spaghetti dinner, and what they need to know to get into college.  YMSL tries to involve people in the community to serve as speakers for the meetings and they are always looking for people who have great messages for the young men.

A National YMSL organization was formed in 2005.  National YMSL began the process of chartering additional chapters.   National YMSL began its expansion process in 2005 by adding four new chapters.   As of the Spring of 2014, there are 42 chapters, in 8 states - and more are expected soon.  The vision is for the organization to continue to grow and expand and to one day become a nationwide program.

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The History of the Young Men's Service League

In the summer of 2001, Pam and Julie Rosener, sisters-in-law, who both had daughters active in National Charity League, realized that there was not a similar organization in existence for sons to work together with their mothers as a group to provide community service in Plano.  As they enjoyed the opportunity to serve the community while spending time with their daughters, they put their ideas together to form a new organization for high school boys and their mothers.  They thought that often moms and sons grow apart during the high school years, and this would give them some time together doing meaningful work for their community as well as strengthening their own personal relationships. The group was structured so that moms and sons would work together doing the community service, and additionally the boys would meet as a group to learn information on a variety of life skills during their four year involvement. 

The first meeting was held in August 2001 to introduce the concept to some mothers in the community.  Several women stepped right up and volunteered to help lead the organization, and the name Young Men’s Service League was chosen as the official title of the newly formed group.  After the meeting, there were commitments from thirty five 9th grade moms and twenty five 10th grade moms.

YMSL then chose a variety of philanthropies to work for in the Collin County area.  They included Plano Community Home West, Samaritan Inn, Equest, Meals on Wheels, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Plano Santas, City House, Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Cancer.  The group also made themselves available for what they call "volunteer emergencies" or "9-1-1 projects."  Often organizations find themselves short volunteers at the last minute and YMSL wants to help solve these emergencies. The first month they began working in the community they completed over 500 service hours.  During the remaining eight months the group served over 2,200 hours.

The philanthropies have truly enjoyed working with the young men and their mothers.  Many have said that they rarely have interaction with teenage boys and find it refreshing to see them working and giving of themselves.  Many of the young men have learned valuable lessons about people who are less fortunate or physically not capable to help themselves.  They have also learned new skills such as roofing and painting during Habitat for Humanity work, arts and crafts and tutoring with philanthropies involving helping young children, and playing bingo and just being with the senior citizens at Plano Community Home - West.

In addition to the philanthropy work, the boys must attend five meetings a year with their particular grade level.  These meetings are used to expand their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics.  A four year plan is in place and covers various topics such as career choices, how to do their own laundry, budgeting, steroid education, drug and alcohol awareness, how to cook a spaghetti dinner, and what they need to know to get into college.  YMSL tries to involve people in the community to serve as speakers for the meetings and they are always looking for people who have great messages for the young men.

A National YMSL organization was formed in 2005.  National YMSL began the process of chartering additional chapters.   National YMSL began its expansion process in 2005 by adding four new chapters.   As of the Spring of 2014, there are 42 chapters, in 8 states - and more are expected soon.  The vision is for the organization to continue to grow and expand and to one day become a nationwide program.

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The History of the Young Men's Service League

In the summer of 2001, Pam and Julie Rosener, sisters-in-law, who both had daughters active in National Charity League, realized that there was not a similar organization in existence for sons to work together with their mothers as a group to provide community service in Plano.  As they enjoyed the opportunity to serve the community while spending time with their daughters, they put their ideas together to form a new organization for high school boys and their mothers.  They thought that often moms and sons grow apart during the high school years, and this would give them some time together doing meaningful work for their community as well as strengthening their own personal relationships. The group was structured so that moms and sons would work together doing the community service, and additionally the boys would meet as a group to learn information on a variety of life skills during their four year involvement. 

The first meeting was held in August 2001 to introduce the concept to some mothers in the community.  Several women stepped right up and volunteered to help lead the organization, and the name Young Men’s Service League was chosen as the official title of the newly formed group.  After the meeting, there were commitments from thirty five 9th grade moms and twenty five 10th grade moms.

YMSL then chose a variety of philanthropies to work for in the Collin County area.  They included Plano Community Home West, Samaritan Inn, Equest, Meals on Wheels, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Plano Santas, City House, Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Cancer.  The group also made themselves available for what they call "volunteer emergencies" or "9-1-1 projects."  Often organizations find themselves short volunteers at the last minute and YMSL wants to help solve these emergencies. The first month they began working in the community they completed over 500 service hours.  During the remaining eight months the group served over 2,200 hours.

The philanthropies have truly enjoyed working with the young men and their mothers.  Many have said that they rarely have interaction with teenage boys and find it refreshing to see them working and giving of themselves.  Many of the young men have learned valuable lessons about people who are less fortunate or physically not capable to help themselves.  They have also learned new skills such as roofing and painting during Habitat for Humanity work, arts and crafts and tutoring with philanthropies involving helping young children, and playing bingo and just being with the senior citizens at Plano Community Home - West.

In addition to the philanthropy work, the boys must attend five meetings a year with their particular grade level.  These meetings are used to expand their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics.  A four year plan is in place and covers various topics such as career choices, how to do their own laundry, budgeting, steroid education, drug and alcohol awareness, how to cook a spaghetti dinner, and what they need to know to get into college.  YMSL tries to involve people in the community to serve as speakers for the meetings and they are always looking for people who have great messages for the young men.

A National YMSL organization was formed in 2005.  National YMSL began the process of chartering additional chapters.   National YMSL began its expansion process in 2005 by adding four new chapters.   As of the Spring of 2014, there are 42 chapters, in 8 states - and more are expected soon.  The vision is for the organization to continue to grow and expand and to one day become a nationwide program.

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The History of the Young Men's Service League

In the summer of 2001, Pam and Julie Rosener, sisters-in-law, who both had daughters active in National Charity League, realized that there was not a similar organization in existence for sons to work together with their mothers as a group to provide community service in Plano.  As they enjoyed the opportunity to serve the community while spending time with their daughters, they put their ideas together to form a new organization for high school boys and their mothers.  They thought that often moms and sons grow apart during the high school years, and this would give them some time together doing meaningful work for their community as well as strengthening their own personal relationships. The group was structured so that moms and sons would work together doing the community service, and additionally the boys would meet as a group to learn information on a variety of life skills during their four year involvement. 

The first meeting was held in August 2001 to introduce the concept to some mothers in the community.  Several women stepped right up and volunteered to help lead the organization, and the name Young Men’s Service League was chosen as the official title of the newly formed group.  After the meeting, there were commitments from thirty five 9th grade moms and twenty five 10th grade moms.

YMSL then chose a variety of philanthropies to work for in the Collin County area.  They included Plano Community Home West, Samaritan Inn, Equest, Meals on Wheels, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Plano Santas, City House, Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Cancer.  The group also made themselves available for what they call "volunteer emergencies" or "9-1-1 projects."  Often organizations find themselves short volunteers at the last minute and YMSL wants to help solve these emergencies. The first month they began working in the community they completed over 500 service hours.  During the remaining eight months the group served over 2,200 hours.

The philanthropies have truly enjoyed working with the young men and their mothers.  Many have said that they rarely have interaction with teenage boys and find it refreshing to see them working and giving of themselves.  Many of the young men have learned valuable lessons about people who are less fortunate or physically not capable to help themselves.  They have also learned new skills such as roofing and painting during Habitat for Humanity work, arts and crafts and tutoring with philanthropies involving helping young children, and playing bingo and just being with the senior citizens at Plano Community Home - West.

In addition to the philanthropy work, the boys must attend five meetings a year with their particular grade level.  These meetings are used to expand their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics.  A four year plan is in place and covers various topics such as career choices, how to do their own laundry, budgeting, steroid education, drug and alcohol awareness, how to cook a spaghetti dinner, and what they need to know to get into college.  YMSL tries to involve people in the community to serve as speakers for the meetings and they are always looking for people who have great messages for the young men.

A National YMSL organization was formed in 2005.  National YMSL began the process of chartering additional chapters.   National YMSL began its expansion process in 2005 by adding four new chapters.   As of the Spring of 2014, there are 42 chapters, in 8 states - and more are expected soon.  The vision is for the organization to continue to grow and expand and to one day become a nationwide program.

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The History of the Young Men's Service League

In the summer of 2001, Pam and Julie Rosener, sisters-in-law, who both had daughters active in National Charity League, realized that there was not a similar organization in existence for sons to work together with their mothers as a group to provide community service in Plano.  As they enjoyed the opportunity to serve the community while spending time with their daughters, they put their ideas together to form a new organization for high school boys and their mothers.  They thought that often moms and sons grow apart during the high school years, and this would give them some time together doing meaningful work for their community as well as strengthening their own personal relationships. The group was structured so that moms and sons would work together doing the community service, and additionally the boys would meet as a group to learn information on a variety of life skills during their four year involvement. 

The first meeting was held in August 2001 to introduce the concept to some mothers in the community.  Several women stepped right up and volunteered to help lead the organization, and the name Young Men’s Service League was chosen as the official title of the newly formed group.  After the meeting, there were commitments from thirty five 9th grade moms and twenty five 10th grade moms.

YMSL then chose a variety of philanthropies to work for in the Collin County area.  They included Plano Community Home West, Samaritan Inn, Equest, Meals on Wheels, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Plano Santas, City House, Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Cancer.  The group also made themselves available for what they call "volunteer emergencies" or "9-1-1 projects."  Often organizations find themselves short volunteers at the last minute and YMSL wants to help solve these emergencies. The first month they began working in the community they completed over 500 service hours.  During the remaining eight months the group served over 2,200 hours.

The philanthropies have truly enjoyed working with the young men and their mothers.  Many have said that they rarely have interaction with teenage boys and find it refreshing to see them working and giving of themselves.  Many of the young men have learned valuable lessons about people who are less fortunate or physically not capable to help themselves.  They have also learned new skills such as roofing and painting during Habitat for Humanity work, arts and crafts and tutoring with philanthropies involving helping young children, and playing bingo and just being with the senior citizens at Plano Community Home - West.

In addition to the philanthropy work, the boys must attend five meetings a year with their particular grade level.  These meetings are used to expand their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics.  A four year plan is in place and covers various topics such as career choices, how to do their own laundry, budgeting, steroid education, drug and alcohol awareness, how to cook a spaghetti dinner, and what they need to know to get into college.  YMSL tries to involve people in the community to serve as speakers for the meetings and they are always looking for people who have great messages for the young men.

A National YMSL organization was formed in 2005.  National YMSL began the process of chartering additional chapters.   National YMSL began its expansion process in 2005 by adding four new chapters.   As of the Spring of 2014, there are 42 chapters, in 8 states - and more are expected soon.  The vision is for the organization to continue to grow and expand and to one day become a nationwide program.

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The History of the Young Men's Service League

In the summer of 2001, Pam and Julie Rosener, sisters-in-law, who both had daughters active in National Charity League, realized that there was not a similar organization in existence for sons to work together with their mothers as a group to provide community service in Plano.  As they enjoyed the opportunity to serve the community while spending time with their daughters, they put their ideas together to form a new organization for high school boys and their mothers.  They thought that often moms and sons grow apart during the high school years, and this would give them some time together doing meaningful work for their community as well as strengthening their own personal relationships. The group was structured so that moms and sons would work together doing the community service, and additionally the boys would meet as a group to learn information on a variety of life skills during their four year involvement. 

The first meeting was held in August 2001 to introduce the concept to some mothers in the community.  Several women stepped right up and volunteered to help lead the organization, and the name Young Men’s Service League was chosen as the official title of the newly formed group.  After the meeting, there were commitments from thirty five 9th grade moms and twenty five 10th grade moms.

YMSL then chose a variety of philanthropies to work for in the Collin County area.  They included Plano Community Home West, Samaritan Inn, Equest, Meals on Wheels, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Plano Santas, City House, Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Cancer.  The group also made themselves available for what they call "volunteer emergencies" or "9-1-1 projects."  Often organizations find themselves short volunteers at the last minute and YMSL wants to help solve these emergencies. The first month they began working in the community they completed over 500 service hours.  During the remaining eight months the group served over 2,200 hours.

The philanthropies have truly enjoyed working with the young men and their mothers.  Many have said that they rarely have interaction with teenage boys and find it refreshing to see them working and giving of themselves.  Many of the young men have learned valuable lessons about people who are less fortunate or physically not capable to help themselves.  They have also learned new skills such as roofing and painting during Habitat for Humanity work, arts and crafts and tutoring with philanthropies involving helping young children, and playing bingo and just being with the senior citizens at Plano Community Home - West.

In addition to the philanthropy work, the boys must attend five meetings a year with their particular grade level.  These meetings are used to expand their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics.  A four year plan is in place and covers various topics such as career choices, how to do their own laundry, budgeting, steroid education, drug and alcohol awareness, how to cook a spaghetti dinner, and what they need to know to get into college.  YMSL tries to involve people in the community to serve as speakers for the meetings and they are always looking for people who have great messages for the young men.

A National YMSL organization was formed in 2005.  National YMSL began the process of chartering additional chapters.   National YMSL began its expansion process in 2005 by adding four new chapters.   As of the Spring of 2014, there are 42 chapters, in 8 states - and more are expected soon.  The vision is for the organization to continue to grow and expand and to one day become a nationwide program.

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The History of the Young Men's Service League

In the summer of 2001, Pam and Julie Rosener, sisters-in-law, who both had daughters active in National Charity League, realized that there was not a similar organization in existence for sons to work together with their mothers as a group to provide community service in Plano.  As they enjoyed the opportunity to serve the community while spending time with their daughters, they put their ideas together to form a new organization for high school boys and their mothers.  They thought that often moms and sons grow apart during the high school years, and this would give them some time together doing meaningful work for their community as well as strengthening their own personal relationships. The group was structured so that moms and sons would work together doing the community service, and additionally the boys would meet as a group to learn information on a variety of life skills during their four year involvement. 

The first meeting was held in August 2001 to introduce the concept to some mothers in the community.  Several women stepped right up and volunteered to help lead the organization, and the name Young Men’s Service League was chosen as the official title of the newly formed group.  After the meeting, there were commitments from thirty five 9th grade moms and twenty five 10th grade moms.

YMSL then chose a variety of philanthropies to work for in the Collin County area.  They included Plano Community Home West, Samaritan Inn, Equest, Meals on Wheels, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Plano Santas, City House, Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Cancer.  The group also made themselves available for what they call "volunteer emergencies" or "9-1-1 projects."  Often organizations find themselves short volunteers at the last minute and YMSL wants to help solve these emergencies. The first month they began working in the community they completed over 500 service hours.  During the remaining eight months the group served over 2,200 hours.

The philanthropies have truly enjoyed working with the young men and their mothers.  Many have said that they rarely have interaction with teenage boys and find it refreshing to see them working and giving of themselves.  Many of the young men have learned valuable lessons about people who are less fortunate or physically not capable to help themselves.  They have also learned new skills such as roofing and painting during Habitat for Humanity work, arts and crafts and tutoring with philanthropies involving helping young children, and playing bingo and just being with the senior citizens at Plano Community Home - West.

In addition to the philanthropy work, the boys must attend five meetings a year with their particular grade level.  These meetings are used to expand their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics.  A four year plan is in place and covers various topics such as career choices, how to do their own laundry, budgeting, steroid education, drug and alcohol awareness, how to cook a spaghetti dinner, and what they need to know to get into college.  YMSL tries to involve people in the community to serve as speakers for the meetings and they are always looking for people who have great messages for the young men.

A National YMSL organization was formed in 2005.  National YMSL began the process of chartering additional chapters.   National YMSL began its expansion process in 2005 by adding four new chapters.   As of the Spring of 2014, there are 42 chapters, in 8 states - and more are expected soon.  The vision is for the organization to continue to grow and expand and to one day become a nationwide program.

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