NLYM History 

National League of Young Men, Inc. (NLYM) was founded in 2007 in Newport Beach, by Diane Edmonston and Mary Pat Lucas.  It was initially named  the "Beach City Service League."  The goal was to provide a unique program of leadership, service, culture and protocol opportunities for the young men in the community, while at the same time strengthening the mother-son relationship. 

NLYM launched its first year with the Newport Mesa Chapter - grades nine and ten - with 43 Young Men and their Mothers.  Within two years, the Newport Mesa Chapter grew to include grades nine through twelve and a second chapter was started in Greater Orange. 

In 2009, as additional communities inquired about starting chapters in their areas, the name was changed to National League of Young Men, Inc. and a National Board of Directors was created to facilitate the additional chapters and pursue expansion.

Please visit our NLYM Chapters tab for an up to date list of our current chapters.
NLYM is committed to providing a quality program and developing long-term partnerships that benefit not only the young men but also their surrounding communities.  NLYM aspires to offer gratifying experiences for the young men and to help them learn that the greatest joy in life comes from serving others and discovering the confidence and courage to do so.


Listen to Mary Pat Lucas -  National President and co-founder of NLYM - on Circles of Change Radio

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