Assistance League founder, Anne Banning, always felt that it was fine to serve youth, but better to let youth serve.

Today Assistance League is proud to continue to encourage and provide volunteer opportunities for today’s youth. Assisteens of Temecula Valley was formed in 1992 and membership is open to boys and girls in grades 7-12. The aims of participation are to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, poise, public speaking and leadership skills.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Develop an awareness of the needs of others through community service.
  • Develop and foster leadership and self-reliance.
  • Develop lasting friendships.
  • Develop and promote personal responsibility with strong ethics and values.
  • Introduce new experiences to stimulate intellectual growth and cultural appreciation.

FUNDRAISING

  • Assisteens’ raise money to fund their philanthropic programs by staffing the thrift shop counter on designated Saturdays.
Assisteens attended the 2015 Assisteens Conference at California State University, Long Beach

ASSISTEENS PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

  • Operation Book Worm – New books for identified at-risk children given out at the Harvest Festival and Peter Rabbit events.
  • Harvest Festival – Held at the chapter house for Temecula/Murrieta Head Start preschool children. Includes pumpkin painting, snacks, games and a new book.
  • Peter Rabbit – An event held off site for Temecula & Murrieta Head Start pre-school children. Includes petting zoo, train rides, egg hunt, treats, games, a new book, and pictures with Peter Rabbit and Eyore.
  • Community Outreach/Chairman’s Project – A once a year project developed by the Assisteens Chairman benefitting a need in the community.
  • Rancho Damacitas – New bedding is purchased for children living at Rancho Damacitas.
  • Operation School Bell Support – Financial support of Assistance League’s Operation School Bell program. This program provides new school clothing to identified at-risk children in Southwest Riverside County.
  • Rewarding Positive Behavior – Gift certificates for teens living at Rancho Damacitas showing improvement in school, home life or social behavior.
  • Honoring Our Veterans – A pasta dinner held for veterans at the chapter house.

Membership

  • Membership is open all year for teens in grades 7 through 12. The Assisteens year is from June 1 through May 31.
  • Assisteens are required to serve a total of 30 hours per year.
  • Meetings are held the second Monday of each month (except July, August & December).
  • Social activities are determined by grade level.
  • The Annual Meeting is held in May; Awards, Installation of Officers and Senior Recognition.
  • In June, Assisteens have the opportunity to attend a university for a three day National Assisteens Conference. There they participate in informative seminars and teambuilding activities with fellow Assisteens from across the United States.

 

For more information, please email to assisteens@verizon.net

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Mail to:

Assistance League of Temecula Valley
ATTN: Assisteens Coordinator
28720 Via Montezuma
Temecula, CA 92590-2510