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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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YMSL Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

                It is high school graduation season. A time of celebration and reflection. Did you give your kids the tools to succeed? Did you teach them your values? Did you spend enough time with them? The four years of high school fly by, especially for parents. Time is tighter than ever and school, friends and sports can take over. It isn’t easy, but building quality time into your family’s schedule can reap great rewards.

For moms and sons in Young Men’s Service League, special time together is set aside and scheduled into their high school years. YMSL’s mission is to initiate and encourage young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and to provide an opportunity to enhance their mother/son relationship.

The Centennial Chapter of YMSL will see 21 young men graduating from high school, and their moms could not be prouder. The time spent volunteering together over the past four years is special not just to the moms but their sons as well. Young men often have trouble putting things into words, but we sat down with the seniors to hear them reflect on their YMSL experience.

                The boys all enjoyed the time together with their moms serving at various philanthropies like making dinner for cancer patients at the Hope Lodge, working with local youths at the Star House summer camp and playing bingo with the seniors at the Tapestry House.

                The boys also got to see another side of their moms and it changed how they viewed them.  Mack Dickie said “I saw what a great leader my Mom is.” Dalton Poole commented “My Mom is very professional.” Ted Woodsides saw “My Mom’s love for volunteering.” Ben Ash noted “I learned how enthusiastic my Mom is about helping others.” Bryan Richardson learned “My Mom is great with people of all ages.”

                The rewards were great. Avery Poteet said YMSL brought him and his Mom closer together. Tyler Capozza said it strengthened his relationship with his Mom. Alex Karwoski said “It taught me and my Mom that we work better together.”

                In the end, success can’t be measured in just the thousands of hours these moms and sons spent serving in our community, it is also the lessons learned, the bonds strengthened and the values passed down that count. Cameron Menna summed it up this way “I appreciate all the time I spent with my Mom at YMSL so much. My Mom is always trying to make everything better for others as best she can. I hope I can make the kind of impact she makes when I get older.”

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. The YMSL Centennial Chapter is one of five YMSL chapters in metro Atlanta. The chapter draws its members from the Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek areas. You can learn more about YMSL at: http://www.ymslcentennial.org/  PR contact: Laura Ries lauraries@gmail.com

 2017 Seniors of the Centennial Chapter of YMSL

Back row: Blake Harrison,   Garrison Ramey ,   Klay Simpson,  Avery Poteet,  Ben Ash,  Dalton Poole

Middle row: Alex Karwoski, Will Mangurian, Luke Vollkommer, Bryan Richardson, Tyler Capozza

Front: Stefan Russell, Cole Shusted, Cameron Menna, Ted Woodsides, Mack Dickie, (standing)

Center front: Jake Wehr

Not pictured: Zack Brieck , Brandon Crews, Topher Sullivan, Kurt Bennett

 

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