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Assistance League Summer School Thriving

July 19, 2007

Slightly more than 600 students arrived on the premises of La Cañada Elementary School and La Cañada High School three weeks ago to begin summer enrichment classes offered by Assistance League of Flintridge.

This summer's sessions mark the 29th year that the League has developed and administered the program, which includes new classes in pottery, jazz improvisation, the world of Harry Potter and Frisbee golf.

The annual summer school program is the League's largest philanthropic community project, requiring hundreds of volunteer hours and many different skills to bring the program to fruition, according to ALF member Linda Johnson. A total of 33 teachers and 28 aides are hired by Assistance League to provide instruction during three periods a day offered for a five-week session.

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Summer School 2007 is chaired by Assistance League members Jeanne Broberg and Mary Dirckx.

"The hard work of our dedicated League members really pays off when we see students and faculty alike enjoying their summer in such a creative and productive way," Broberg said.

Assistance League of Flintridge is a nonprofit service organization of volunteers committed to identifying and serving the needs of the community through philanthropic programs. It is a chapter of National Assistance League.

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