Assisteens is an auxiliary for students in grades 7-12.  This group supports Operation School Bell and We Help Others.

Members work during the summer to process new clothing as it arrives by truck.   During the school year, they work with children residing at La Posada Home, which is a transitional living center for homeless women and children.  Assisteens engage with the children at La Posada Home with crafts, games, outdoor activities and treats.

Another focus area is activity planning for residents at the senior retirement community Royal Estates.   They interacted with the residents during their visits who thoroughly enjoyed their presence.

Fundraiser participation brought in a total of $5,390 from Mister Car Wash ticket sales, Barnes & Noble Day, Chihuahua Game and Braden Aboud Walk.  The Assisteens have compiled 3,467 volunteer hours this year.

Service projects are planned to offer a variety of activities.

  1. La Posada work with children
    • Eleven (11) Saturday morning monthly visits for games, crafts, read alouds and snacks
    • Halloween Carnival, October
    • Back to School clothes shopping for Moms, August at Target
    • Spring celebration event with games and a magic show

  2. Royal Estates Retirement Community
    • Eleven (11) Saturday afternoon monthly visits for games, sing alongs, refreshments
    • Holiday celebrations
    • Music provided monthly by volunteer pianist
    • “Senior Prom” event in May

  3. Community Service Events
    • Fourth of July Parade participation with a themed float entry
    • Kelly Food Pantry Volunteers
    • Collection of school supplies donated to Braden Aboud Foundation
    • Books Are GEMS Volunteers and collection of books to donate to the bookstore
    • Collection of cleaning items for Ronald McDonald House
    • Collection of food items for Thanksgiving Baskets for needy families
    • Collection of blankets for Braden Aboud B-Strong Initiative
    • Preparation of “Take Away” bags of food items for Immigrants at Tobin Park UMC
    • Dr. Seuss birthday celebration at Esperanza Acosta Moreno public library
    • Participation and volunteers at Braden Aboud Run/Walk event

  4. Leadership Development
    • Eight officers lead monthly meetings with printed agendas
    • Ten monthly preparation/planning meetings with Officers and Coordinator
    • Team Chair and Secretary elected for each of the three teams
    • All team text messaging system in place to facilitate communication for each team
    • Eight Assisteens will receive the Presidential Service Award (100 volunteer service hours documented for the year)
    • Total volunteer hours as of April 15, – 2336 – 2469.20 as of May 20, 2019

  5. Assistance League® of El Paso Support
    • Operation School Bell® (20 hours required for completion by each student)
    • Thrift Store help on optional Saturdays
    • Christmas at Our House event helpers
    • Spring Cleaning Parking Lot event helpers
    • El Paso Water Utilities Beach Volleyball participation (two teams)
    • Run for It El Paso event helpers

  6. Fundraising Support – Four events per year
    • Mr. Car Wash ticket sales
    • Barnes & Nobel book fair and children’s craft table
    • Chihuahua Baseball Game ticket sales
    • Braden Aboud Run/Walk event participation

If you would like to join Assisteens, visit the Assisteens Application and Reference page.  Recruitment period is April 1 through June 1 each year.

  1. ..Complete and submit the application form in the left column.

  2. ..Ask an adult to submit a reference for you.

  3. ..The adult will complete and submit the reference form in the right column.

Mrs. Dee Cramer, Assisteens Coordinator, will be contacting everyone.  Thank you for your interest.