La Jolla Chapter of National League of Young Men, Inc.

The La Jolla Chapter of National League of Young Men is a non-profit organization for mothers and young men in grades 9-12 who live or attend school in the La Jolla zip code: 92037. Our structured program promotes the development of young men into community leaders through leadership involvement, community service, cultural experiences and protocol education. We have just completed our second year as an NLYM chapter and have been gratified by the enthusiastic response of the community and the significant impact we've made through many hours of direct community service. This fall, we hope to build on our early successes with our group of nearly 200 mothers and young men in 9th-12th grades.  

We are not currently accepting applications. However, this winter/spring, we will be inviting current 8th and 9th graders to join the organization via our formal sponsorship and application process.  We also may decide to open a limited number of spots in other grades at that time.


Member Requirements 

Hours Requirements

Young Man:
Each young man is required to complete 10 philanthropic hours and 8 league hours for a total of 18 hours per year.
The year is from May 1 through April 30. 

Philanthropic hours may be earned in any endeavor where the young men are giving volunteer service to either a NLYM, Inc. organized philanthropic event and/or any established philanthropic organization, school, church or community based group. 

League hours are earned by the young men attending 5 grade level meetings per year and a group cultural event.

Mothers will be expected to attend 3 out of 5 meetings per year with their goal being two-fold: 1)  to support their sons and 2) to educate with guest speakers. Mothers will be required to serve either on one league committee or on the Chapter Board per year and will also hold one grade level position per son.

Awards will be given at the end of the school year for additional philanthropy service above the required 10 hours.

The award levels are as follows:
    Ensign -             10 hours
    Lieutenant -       25 hours
    Commander -     50 hours
    Captain -            75 hours
    Admiral -          100 hours
    Anchor Award - Member earning the most philanthropic service hours during the year (100 hour minimum) 
    Senior Service -   Graduating senior who has earned a minimum of 110 Philanthropic hours [includes 10 DIRECT hours] during each of his years in NLYM.
    Helmsman Leadership - This award is given to the young man in each grade level who is in good standing and who combines a good balance of philanthropy, leadership and protocol activities during his year in NLYM.


We are also a certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award.