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Higher Education
Assistance League of the Bay Area
News Release
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Assistance League® of the Bay Area was in full swing to help launch Kids U 2013 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake this summer.  

Assistance League members, along with their high school auxiliary Assisteens® were on-site assisting instructors teach an array of subjects.  Courses included Mandarin Chinese, Video Game design, Cool Science experiments, Writing, Egyptology and more.  Assistance League, in partnership with the University of Houston-Clear Lake, provides students in need with scholarships for this summer enrichment program.  This year Assistance League provided 54 scholarships to children in four school districts:  Clear Creek, Dickinson, Friendswood and La Porte. Kids U is just one of seven philanthropic programs in which Assistance League provides services and funding benefitting the Bay Area community.  

“The Center for Educational Programs (CEP) has partnered with Assistance League for many years," said Joyce Young of UHCL. 

"The children benefit from scholarships Assistance League provides because Kids U provides a camp experience they may not otherwise have.  Assistance League members complete their required volunteer hours, and the CEP receives much needed volunteer assistance, with registration check in and check out, as well as volunteers acting as teacher’s assistants in the classroom.  Volunteers work directly with the children helping them complete their assignments and projects."

"We have one volunteer that has staffed the registration table for 3 weeks in a row," Young added. "The volunteers are very dedicated to the program, and to the university.  We appreciate and rely on the volunteer’s enthusiasm, energy, and generosity to make Kids U a success,” she said.

Assistance League is proud to celebrate 25 years of serving the Bay Area community this year.  It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for at-risk-populations through community-based philanthropic programs.  Its vision remains “self-worth and possibility for all.”  For information on how to become a member, community partner or to volunteer visit www.bayarea.assistanceleague.org or email assistanceleagueba@verizon.net. Enthusiastic students are pictured celebrating the last day of “Cool Science Experiments” with Kids U instructor Miranda Hester and Assisteen volunteer Emily Bui.





Remembering Jim Guidry


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