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


YMSL Las Vegas Chapter

YMSL Las Vegas was established in early 2012 when a small group of women met to discuss the idea of promoting philanthropy in the community and leadership in their sons. Kristen Beling Dougherty, Yvonne Dobberstein, Stacia Lemke, Julia Spataro, Sylvia von Hake, and Connie Mulick began the process and, within a few months, the board grew to include Teri Heinz, Lisa Molchon, Michelle Haun, Karen Wofford and Myra-Joy Miao. Together, they engineered the foundation of YMSL Las Vegas.  By May, we began our mission with two full classes of young men and their moms.  We now have a full chapter including 4 classes of boys in grades 9 through 12 and we continue to serve more than 20 local philanthropies. Our mission is to assist, serve and support those who are in need in our community, promote leadership in our sons, and enhance the mother-son relationship.

YMSL is a four year commitment, beginning with young men enrolling at the end of 8th grade. It incorporates engaging speakers, activities, and topics relevant to young men and their moms. All moms contribute to the organization by serving as mentors and modeling service alongside their sons. Every mom and son contribute to the success of the organization by holding a leadership position. We look forward to continued growth and service, while forming lasting memories with our sons.  For more information about our local chapter, please contact us by using the link at the top left of this page.  We’d love to hear from you!

We are proud to have served the following organizations in our community this year:

Atria Senior Living

CC Lied Dining Hall

CCSD Bowling with special needs teens

DJ Green Memorial Foundation

FEAT (Families for the Effective Autism Treatment)

Joy Prom

LV Natural History Museum

Merrill Gardens

Miracle League

Operation School Bell

PEP Run, Walk, Roll Event (Parents Encouraging Parents)

Project 150

Spread The Word

The Animal Foundation

Three Square

Title 1 Hope

Toys for Smiles