Participation in Assisteens® develops personal growth, leadership skills, poise, public speaking skills, and a sense of civic responsibility. Membership begins the freshman year in high school and continues through senior year. Assisteens®, a self-governing auxiliary, follow a budget, organize fundraisers and volunteer in the community with the guidance of Assistance League Advisors. As members of Assistance League, Assisteens® work in our Thrift Shop and support our philanthropic programs by assembling kits for Starting Over Supplies and helping children who come to Operation School Bell® select clothes.
Assisteens® has two philanthropic programs. The main philanthropic program is Assisteens® Helping Tucson Teens. The focus is to strengthen Title 1 middle school art, music, and physical education programs through mini-grants of in-kind materials. The other program is Assisteens® Community Service. This program provides volunteer support for local non-profits such as Ben’s Bells, Habitat for Humanity®, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, Fisher House Foundation, St. Luke’s Home (Senior Assisted Living), and Casa Maria Soup Kitchen.
Assisteens helping at the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
Funding for Assisteens® Helping Tucson Teens and Assisteens® Community Service comes from the annual Spring Assisteens® Fashion Show and other Assisteens® fundraisers. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, please contact us. Assisteens® organize the fashion show, solicit donations for the silent auction, and model the fashions.
Senior Assisteens® are recognized for their years of service at the annual Tux’n Boots® gala. Assisteens® families and friends along with Assistance League members celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors.