Assisteens is the TEEN auxiliary of Assistance League® San Pedro-South Bay. It encourages and provides volunteer service and leadership opportunities for young gentlemen and ladies, 7th through 12th grade. The organization’s purpose is to support the chapter and fulfill unmet needs throughout the community. Through the years as a member, Assisteens develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, poise, public speaking and leadership skills. The Assisteens San Pedro-South Bay is a diverse group of young adults residing in and serving the various communities from Manhattan Beach to San Pedro, CA.
HOURS & AWARDS
Each member contributes a minimum of fifty hours of volunteer service per year. Many Assisteens exceed that number of volunteer hours each year and earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Assisteens is a certifying organization for this award and annually applies on behalf of those who qualify. In addition, Assisteens with 150 hours or more and meeting the criteria, are presented the prestigious Angel Award.
Fostering leadership and public speaking are cornerstones of Assisteens. Members may choose to pursue various officer positions, serve on the Governing Body and plan the monthly meetings and community service events. Additionally, there are a number of event committees for which Assisteens can volunteer and expand their participation, organizational and planning skills and overall experience. Through the years of serving together, members also form life-long friendships and networks!
Assisteens are required to attend the one monthly meeting and service event. Additional service is encouraged but not necessary. Assisteens is a student-run organization. Meetings are prepared and led by the Chairperson in collaboration with the Assisteens Governing Body. To further grade level relations, there is also a grade specific social and philanthropic event each year.
Annual events include the spring Installation Luncheon, Beach Clean Up, Operation School Bell, Palos Verdes Land Conservancy, the Assisteens hosted Momentum Pediatric Halloween Party, Fall Food Drive, Veterans’ Day Appreciation, Candy Cane Lane plus many more. Additionally, the annual Recognition Event honors the many hours of community service that our graduating seniors have contributed to the surrounding communities. These events provide opportunities for members to engage with the community in meaningful ways while also fostering social and leadership skills.
Assisteens are required to work a minimum of 30 hours per year. Hours are earned by volunteer work as well as attendance at meetings and events. Shooting Star and Angel Awards are given to those who work 50 and 75 annual hours respectively. All hours earned qualify for the Presidential Service Award.
The Governing Body 2023-24
First Vice Chair Las Altas
Second Vice Chair Las Medias
Third Vice Chair Membership
Las Atlas/Las Medias Historian
12th Grade Liaison
11th Grade Liaison
10th Grade Liaison
9th Grade Liaison
7th-8th Grade Liaison
Working together to serve our community.
Who are Assisteens?
Assisteens are a welcoming group of young adults in grades 7-12, committed to serving our community with respect while building the next generation of leaders.
Committed to “Transforming Lives – Strengthening Communities,” the Assisteens play an important role in serving their local community. As an organization and as an auxiliary helping to further the impact of our local Assistance League Chapter.
How Many Hours?
Assisteens volunteer a minimum of 50 hours between May – April of each year.
Prospective New Members
Assisteens host two prospective new member events each winter before accepting new applications. There will be an event in January and one in February. If you are interested in finding out more information or would like to attend either event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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