Welcome to YMSL Peninsula!

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 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 in 2001.


Launched in May 2011 by two local moms, Terri Murai and Michele Young, YMSL Peninsula Chapter represents the San Francisco Bay Peninsula community and serves over 20 organizations from San Francisco to Palo Alto, CA. Current membership includes over 80 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 leadership skills, and develop new life skills. In addition to philanthropy work, boys attend six meetings a year with their grade level. Meetings are used to expand their knowledge and experience in a variety of topics such as career choice, cooking, budgeting, civics, and more. Since the boys plan and implement their own meetings, each one holds a position of responsibility.

YMSL Peninsula Chapter works with a wide array of philanthropies covering a range of areas including Second Harvest Food Bank, Surfrider Foundation, Samaritan House, Self Help for the Elderly, St. Vincent de Paul, Habitat for Humanity, and many others.