Assistance League founder Anne Banning believed it was fine to serve youth, but better to let youth serve. In the 1930's she called on the daughters and granddaughters of Assistance League members to assist in philanthropic programs.
We are proud to continue to encourage and provide volunteer opportunities for today's youth. Assisteens membership is open to young women and men in grades 7 to 12. The goals of participation are to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, public speaking and leadership skills.
Assisteens raise money to fund ongoing philanthropic programs to benefit the community. Each Assisteens Auxiliary may choose their own programs and assist the chapter with their programs and fundraisers. Some examples of current programs include teen mentoring, meals for homeless shelters, hygiene kits, backpacks for foster children, visits to senior centers and reading programs.
Check with the Assisteens Auxiliary in your community for membership opportunities.
A National Assisteen Member-at-Large category is available for former members who have moved to an area without a chapter nearby. Click HERE for the Assisteens Member-At-Large application form.