MVLA Service League of Boys (SLOBs) is a philanthropic club for parents and sons to initiate and promote educational and charitable endeavors that foster community responsibility as well as strengthen their parent-son relationship.
SLOBs was originally founded in 2004 in New Canaan, CT. After having been involved for a number of years in National Charity League (a mother-daughter organization devoted to both education and charitable works in the community), several moms thought there should be a similar organization for their sons.
In 2012, Maureen Adams, Cindy Fitz, and Elizabeth McDermott of Los Altos, CA felt the same need to provide philanthropic opportunities for 7th-12th grade boys in the Mountain View/Los Altos community. Having learned about SLOBs in New Canaan, CT they adapted that program to form the Mountain View/Los Altos Service League of Boys.
The organization began in 2013 with 35 boy members its first year and has now grown to over 190 members spanning 16 different middle and high schools. Members currently serve over 50 philanthropic organizations.