Assisteens® is an auxiliary of Assistance League of Inland North County. This high school teen group has completed numerous activities and projects that are making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
The program provides a unique opportunity for high school students to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, and leadership skills. At the same time the students are meeting their requirements for community service. With the guidance of Co-Coordinators, the Assisteens run their own meetings guided by parliamentary procedure rules. Co-Coordinators mentor the teens as they make decisions which affect the lives of those in need.
Some of the projects and activities include:
- Assembling hygiene kits for Camp Pendleton and for clients in the Palomar Pomerado Health Behavioral Unit
- Sponsoring and hosting Christmas and Easter parties for children at Interfaith Community Services
- Preparing fifty bags filled with groceries which were given to residents of the Maximum Independence Facility at Christmas time
- Making blankets for seniors at Palomar Medical Center
The group helped Assistance League staff in a variety of ways including:
- Working in the Thrift Shop
- Stuffing bears into bags for Hug-A-Bear
- Filling coffee cups with flags for a luncheon
- Working at the Escondido Street Fair
- Helping dress children at Kohl’s Department Store for Operation School Bell®
- Collecting books for National Assistance League’s Make-a-Difference Book Drive
Our partners tell us:
“The Asisteens provide a sense of community for Interfaith families by including them in “normalizing” activities such as holiday parties and fun activities.” Jojo Gozalo, Family Housing Case Manager
To become a member or receive additional information, fill out the membership application form.
PALS : Partners in Assistance League Service
A member of PALS is the spouse or partner of an Assistance League member. They participate in fundraising activities and assist with chapter philanthropic programs.