Established in 1995, Assisteens is the teenage auxiliary of the Assistance League of Irvine. Its 89-teen membership is comprised of boys and girls in grades 7 thru 12. Teens are given opportunities to volunteer within their local community while learning leadership and organizational skills.
The impact of Assisteens of Irvine can be felt throughout our City!
The teens prepare school supply kits for students in need who attend IUSD schools; sew blankets for premature babies in the Kaiser Permanente Irvine NICU; work at the Farm & Food Lab in the Great Park; and they provide towel sets, self-care kits and crafts for women and children staying at the Human Options shelter for domestic-abuse victims.
Over the past two years, many of Assisteens’ 15 philanthropic programs have been altered to help ensure the health and safety of its members. Creative ways were used to continue serving the community with goodie bags, decorations, and cards for assisted living residents, and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House and Human Options.
Assisteens sewed facemasks at home for Assistance League of Irvine’s “Operation School Bell” program for students in need. They also helped environmental causes by participating in numerous outdoor OC Parks and beach cleanup days.
And, throughout the pandemic, Assisteens continued to hold fun social events. Some were virtual while others were held in Irvine community parks, with facemasks, of course.
Now with things starting to open up, Assisteens are able to once again host Library Craft Days the first Saturday of each month at University Park Library. This interactive experience is fun for the teens and the children as they work together creating artistic masterpieces.
Assisteens welcomes new members who will be in grades 7 thru 9 this coming fall. To learn more about joining, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Impact of Assisteens’ Work is Felt Throughout Our City - April 17, 2022