Assisteens® Auxiliary

Assisteens Auxiliary provides community volunteer opportunities for approximately 100 young people in grades 9 through 12.  Its goals are to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, poise, and public speaking and leadership skills.

Assisteens members provide over 4,000 hours of service to the Long Beach community each year. Backpacks are filled with toiletries for school children, and during the holidays Assisteens host an annual canned food drive for the Long Beach Food Bank.  Blankets and dog treats are made and distributed to local animal shelters. Assisteens also volunteer at a local retirement community  where they help the residents with computer skills, play games and paint fingernails.  Assisteens work side-by-side with chapter members at the Thrift & Vintage Shop. Assisteens also participate in other fundraising events for the chapter such as the Holiday Pop-Up and CAMEO Fashion Show.

Members meet once a month on a Sunday afternoon at the Philanthropic Center.  Several times a year, guest speakers are invited to present topics of interest.  Social and fundraising events are held throughout the year.  Senior Recognition, Summer Social, and Parent/Assisteens Game Night are just a few of our fun events.  We encourage parent participation in all our programs.

Because of the number of programs and activities, there are many opportunities to develop leadership skills and receive training that will benefit members for a lifetime.  The annual Assisteens Conference held each summer gives members an opportunity for additional training and the chance to meet other Assisteens from across the United States.

One Assisteens graduate says, “I was able to develop skills that would help me throughout high school, college, and eventually in law school.” Another says, “Assisteens taught me the importance of philanthropy and proved that it is and can always be a rewarding, fun time.”

For more information, please call Assistance League of Long Beach at (562) 627-5650 or email

Assisteens Governing Body
& Class Representatives

Mina Matta
2019-2020 Chairman


  Assisteens Coordinator

    Ms. Karen Sprague


Governing Body


   Mina Matta

  1st Vice Chairman, Philanthropic Programs

    Emily Sacker

2nd Vice Chairman, Membership

    Tara Summerfelt

3rd Vice Chairman, Self-Improvement / Social

    Olivia Pisani

Auxiliary Secretary

    Katie Mayo

Auxiliary Assistant Treasurer

    Elizabeth Sees


    Bailey Nantais


Elected Standing Committee Chairmen

  Press and Public Relations Chairman

    Emma Royle

  Thrift & Vintage Shop Chairman

    Safa Saeed

  Thrift & Vintage Shop Co-Chairmen

    Zoya Siddiqui and Faye Deal


Appointed Standing Committee Chairmen

  ALa Carte

    Ryan Pocinich

  Senior Recognition

    Ryann Mayo

  Operation School Bell

    Reese McGrew

  Recycle Chairman

    Ella Jorgensen

  Senior Class Representative – Adopt A Family

    Kristin Berry

  Junior Class Representative – Helping Hands

    Stephanie McCarthy

  Sophomore Class Representative – Operation Cuddles

  Jessica Hooper

  Freshman Representative – Operation Shoe Box


How To Join Assisteens

If you would like to join our enthusiastic Assisteens group, or know someone who would like to join, check back here periodically to see what we’ve been doing during 2019-2020.

For more information about Assisteens

If you have questions about Assisteens, contact the 2019-2020 Assisteens Coordinator, Karen Sprague, at (562) 627-5650 or  If you are unable to reach Ms. Sprague, please contact our Assistance League of Long Beach chapter office.