Welcome to YMSL Vienna-Oakton Chapter

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

Young Men's Service League is a 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 History
YMSL was founded in Plano, Texas 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 is a nationwide organization of 75 Chapters in 11 States representing 5783 Moms and 5,839 Boys dedicated to partnering mothers and sons to serve in their community.   YMSL Inc. has a National Board of Directors which governs and promotes the expansion of YMSL Chapters throughout the United States.  Members recently celebrated over 1,000,000 community service hours since the organization was formed in 2001. 


YMSL Vienna - Oakton "YMSLVO" was launched in February 2014 by a group of engaged moms who desired to work together with their teenage sons by serving alongside them in the community.  

Ours is the first chapter on the east coast; the initial provisional class included rising 8th graders. 

YMSLVO will focus on providing teenage boys with the opportunities to volunteer in our community, improve leadership skills, and develop new life skills. YMSLVO currently serves over 23 philanthropies in our area. 
In addition to philanthropy work, boys attend five meetings a year with their grade level. Meetings are used to expand knowledge and experience in a variety of topics such as civic responsibility, practical skills, budgeting, social skills, philanthropy, and many other life skills. Since the boys plan and implement their own meetings, each one holds a position of responsibility.  
Members reside in the Vienna-Oakton and surrounding area
.  The Vienna-Oakton Chapter is currently comprised of 109 members with 126 sons in grades rising 9th - rising 12th.  We currently represent 14 different high schools in the area.  
Young Men's Service League Vienna-Oakton Chapter recently celebrated three years of impact through over 6,000 hours of service in our community.

Inaugural Class of 2019

As a newly formed provisional chapter, YMSLVO’s inaugural class was the Class of 2019 and their Moms.  The class included 32 members who served in the Vienna-Oakton YMSL chapter through the end of their senior year.  

YMSLVO will be accepting applications for the Class of 2024 beginning in January 2020. Those interested in joining are encouraged to attend a new member session.  We invite you to find out more information about YMSLVO by contacting Deborah Gladstone, President, at debglad1@verizon.net or Jennifer Trax, VP Membership, at jennitrax@yahoo.com.

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