Welcome to YMSL Redwood!

To assist, serve, and support those who are in need in our community.



Young Men's Service League is a successful philanthropic and developmental non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.

YMSL was founded in Plano, Texas in 2001 by Pam and Julie Rosener who envisioned an organization that would allow mothers and their high school-aged sons to work together in support of those in need within the community. YMSL, Inc. has a National Board of Directors which governs and promotes the expansion of YMSL Chapters throughout the United States. YMSL members have served over 100,000 community service hours since the organization was formed. 


Launched in 2012, YMSL Redwood Chapter represents the communities from Belmont south to Menlo Park. We serve 14 philanthropic organizations from San Francisco to San Jose, CA. Current membership includes over 100 mothers and their high school-aged sons.

YMSL focuses on providing teenage boys with the opportunities to volunteer in the community alongside their mothers, improve their leadership skills, and develop new life skills. In addition to philanthropy work, boys attend five meetings a year with their grade level. Meetings are used to expand their knowledge and experience in a variety of topics such as life skills, career choice, budgeting, civics, and more. Additionally, each boy holds a position of responsibility.


YMSL Redwood Chapter works with a wide array of philanthropies covering a range of areas including American Cancer Society, Bike Exchange, Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, Family Connections, Lytton Gardens Senior Center, My New Red Shoes, Operation Care and Comfort, Save the Bay, Shelter Network, Veggielution and Village Harvest.