News & Events
Assisteens Program Registration
Assisteens is an auxiliary of Assistance League of Flintridge that encourages and provides volunteer opportunities for young people in Grades 7 through 12. The goals are to develop a sense of both community and personal responsibility, self-reliance, public speaking and leadership skills. Assisteens raise money in a variety of ways to fund ongoing Assistance League philanthropic programs that benefit their community.
This year, the group will meet on one Tuesday evening a month during the school year with opportunities on other days as they come up. Assisteens also staff the Bargain Box Thrift Shop, one Saturday per month. Registration opened on May 1 at 12 Noon for the 2022-2023 season of Assisteens. We hope to see you next year.
ALF Summer School 2022
Summer School this year will be Monday, June 20 – Friday, July 15, 2022
Registration opened Monday, March 14 at 12 Noon
Questions? Contact Summer School at email@example.com
Here is a glimpse of what we were doing at Paradise Canyon Elementary in 2021!
ALFie Players was a Roaring Success!
Twenty-five young actors in grades 3 through 6 lit up the Lanterman Auditorium stage on March 4th with the Assistance League of Flintridge’s ALFie Players production of “The Lion King KIDS.” More than 350 family, friends and community members enthusiastically applauded the performance, which included Simba, Scar, Mufasa and Nala plus many Rafikis, hyenas, lions, and birds. The make-up moms did a fantastic job creating realistic-looking animal faces on all the kids. Lively music and beautiful costumes were enjoyed by all.
The musical was directed by Katelyn Fike, with assistant director Tristan Waldron. Piano accompaniment was provided by long-time ALF member, Nancy Abbott. Their hard work is greatly appreciated!
A drama class for children will be available during ALF Summer School from June 20 through July 15. Summer School registration is now open. ALF Drama will present another play this fall, with registration coming this summer.
Music Concerts at Paradise Canyon
Congratulations to all musicians who participated in the Instrumental Music Spring Concerts on April 26 and 28 at Paradise Canyon Elementary School. The concerts are a culmination of all the students’ hard work this year. Registration for the 2022-2023 season will take place this summer. Look for an announcement in the next month or two.
Members Share at the Phil Faire
During a meeting of the membership, Assistance League of Flintridge members had the opportunity to learn more about philanthropic programs at the annual “Phil Faire.” Each of the chairmen representing Drama, Instrumental Music, Summer School, Operation School Bell, ALF in Action and Assisteens with their committees reached out to attendees and demonstrated what they do in their positions during the year. Members were able to sign-up right away for the jobs that appealed to them in addition to volunteering for shifts in the Bargain Box Thrift Shop.
Operation School Bell is Still Going Strong During COVID
Assisteens Give to Dog Therapy Program
Early in 2020, Assisteens were inspired and voted to support the Amerman Family Foundation dog therapy program at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Assisteens purchased 137 embroidered, lightweight jackets using funds earned while working in the Bargain Box Thrift Shop. The jackets were recently delivered to the hospital for volunteers to wear during their therapy sessions. Assisteens are pleased to support such a worthwhile program.
In Tune with Music
Drive-up services have been used for many years for many things, but Assistance League of Flintridge’s Instrumental Music program has added a new twist to this experience: Drive-Up Tuning for string instruments. ALF has made several modifications to its program this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, beginning with a pivot to a virtual format. This allowed ALF to continue this popular community program which has been in existence since 1985. Going virtual has provided students with the unique opportunity for private and small group lessons, but it also created a challenge for tuning the string instruments.
Since the tuning process requires a specific skill set and students are not equipped to do it themselves, ALF devised Drive-Up Tuning sessions to meet this challenge. String Instructors, Sahak Karapetyan and Ripsi Yepremyan have perfected the parking lot tuning process using the outside space at ALF. No one needs to leave their car; they just pop the trunk, the instrument is removed, carefully tuned, then returned to the trunk. Students and their family members quickly realize and appreciate the difference a well-tuned instrument makes ~ a much more enjoyable experience for everyone!