Assisteens® is an auxiliary of Assistance League of Inland North County. This teen group completes numerous activities and projects that are making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

The program provides a unique opportunity for students in grades 7-12 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 procedures. 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 (Operation School Bell® Program), Interfaith Community Services, and other programs in need.
  • Collecting food and adopting families during the holidays for Interfaith Community Services.
  • Working with Growing Minds preschools (Ready, Set, Read! Program) by reading to them, donating school supplies and collecting toys for the holidays.
  • Making seasonal cards for various senior communities.

The group helps Assistance League volunteer staff in a variety of ways including:

  • Working in the Thrift Shop
  • Stuffing bears into bags for the Hug-A-Bear Program
  • Working at the Chapter’s booth at the annual Escondido Street Fair
  • Helping dress children at JCPenney’s or Kohl’s Department Stores for the Operation School Bell Program®

Our partners tell us:

“The Assisteens 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 

  • Membership is open all year for teens in grades 7 through 12. The Assisteens year is from June 1 through May 31.
  • Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7 pm (No meetings in July or August).
  • The annual meeting is held in May which includes awards, Installation of Officers and senior recognition.

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