Mercer Island Chapter
National League of Young Men, Inc.

In The News


"Mercer Island Chapter of NLYM", Mercer Island Living Article

June 2017

The Mercer Island Chapter of the National League of Young Men (NLYM), a non-profit organization for mothers and sons, has come a long way in their three short years on the island. They have grown to support a chapter of 114 young men and 99 mothers, 4 full classes from grades 9-12, and will see the graduation of their first class of seniors in June.  Through a structured 4-year curriculum NLYM promotes the development of young men into community leaders with charitable and community service, cultural experiences, protocol education and leadership involvement. 
 

 “Our chapter will surpass the 5,000 service hour mark this year.  It is an amazing feat and I’m really proud of the efforts from all the young men,” states President Diane Salisbury. Some highlights of this year include ... "

 
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"Young Men in Mercer Island Discuss Film About Sexual Assault at College Campuses", Mercer Island Reporter

December 1st, 2016

The Mercer Island chapter of the National League of Young Men (NLYM), a nonprofit organization for young men in grades nine through 12, screened the award-winning documentary “The Hunting Ground” at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, followed by a panel discussion with distinguished community members, on Nov. 6.

http://www.mi-reporter.com/news/young-men-in-mercer-island-discuss-film-about-sexual-assault-at-college-campuses/




"Wink" Goes Pink, Mercer Island Reporter
 
October 15, 2015

What happens when a routine mammogram reveals suspicious calcifications that lead to a diagnosis of breast cancer? Dawn Schiller answers this question and more in “Wink,” a personal memoir conveyed with lighthearted humor and affection through the role of mother, wife, daughter and evolving woman.

http://www.mi-reporter.com/community/332480412.htm




"League fosters community leaders", Mercer Island Reporter
 
http://www.mi-reporter.com/community/289973021.html

Members of the newly formed League of Young Men are, from left, back; Derrick Hicks, Carter Sleman, Parker Kittilsby Sam Castellanos, Spencer Luce, Alec Moore, Kaleb John-Lewis, Braden Duea, Will St. Mary, Maverick Emerson, Matt Boissoneault , Griffin Emanuels, Henry LeMaster, Zach Gottesman, David Hicks, Jack Salisbury, Alex Shanks. From left, front; Christopher Green, Colin Gersch, Greg Fuchs, Nikhil Nayar, Alex Platou, Hunter Bauman, Matthew Herschkowitz, Max Thilen, Zach El-Ghazzawy, Reid Martinez. - Contributed Photo 
Members of the newly formed League of Young Men are, from left, back; Derrick Hicks, Carter Sleman, Parker Kittilsby Sam Castellanos, Spencer Luce, Alec Moore, Kaleb John-Lewis, Braden Duea, Will St. Mary, Maverick Emerson, Matt Boissoneault , Griffin Emanuels, Henry LeMaster, Zach Gottesman, David Hicks, Jack Salisbury, Alex Shanks. From left, front; Christopher Green, Colin Gersch, Greg Fuchs, Nikhil Nayar, Alex Platou, Hunter Bauman, Matthew Herschkowitz, Max Thilen, Zach El-Ghazzawy, Reid Martinez.
— image credit: Contributed Photo


Janurary 29, 2015


The National League of Young Men was founded to foster future community leaders through a program for high school boys. The new Mercer Island chapter is the first chapter outside of the state of California.

The program provides young men the opportunity to lead and to serve and meet others involved in community service.

The group recently worked to create a special holiday experience for a large group of homeless men in downtown Seattle, taking care of everything preparing and cooking a holiday meal, setting up and serving at the event, and collecting all their necessities and making gift bags for each of them.

“It was amazing to see how much they appreciated it and how we can really help,” said Colin Gersch.

Since the chapter started last fall, the young men worked with with the Seattle Humane Society, homeless shelters, environmental organizations and several other local non-profits.

In addition to the community service projects, the young men have the opportunity to hear speakers from the business community, civic service, the sports world and many other sectors to develop and awareness and understanding of how they can lead in the future.

For more information, visit nlymmercerisland.org.