If you are between the ages of 12 and 25 and have the desire to experience the satisfaction that comes from being involved in activities that will make your community a better place to live then ASTRA is for you!

ASTRA is a volunteer organization for young people, sponsored by local Altrusa Clubs. Its an opportunity to use your time and talent to enrich the lives of others.

ASTRA Clubs work with other local civic and volunteer groups on service projects of lasting benefit. They interact with the business, professional and community leaders.

ASTRA offers a unique opportunity to form lasting friendships and share your ideas, goals and aspirations with others in your peer group and to develop your leadership potential by assuming positions of responsibility in your CLub.

ASTRA - an acronym formed from:

A = Ability = To know that all of us have special talents to share with others

S = Service - To improve the lives of those less fortunate in the community

T = Training - To develop leadership ability and potential

R = Responsibility - To learn to accept obligations and know the satisfaction of carrying projects through to a successful conclusion

A = Achievement - To experience success, to know that a group can accomplish so much more than any one individual

ASTRA Membership

ASTRA Club of Southwestern College

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.

Read Across America Day at Mi Escuelita

SWC Beach Cleanup

Volunteering in the Traveling Story Tent

ASTRA Club of Pioneer Valley High School

ASTRA Members Receive T-SHirts

Volunteering at Pathways to Success Event

students volunteer at "Good Samaritan Family Recovery Resource Faire

ASTRA Legend of Righetti High School

ASTRA Club of Lopez High School

Painting Bowls for 5Cities Homeless Coalition

Certificates of Service

Graduating with Altrusa Cord

ASTRA Club of El Camino Jr. High School

Every Monday 12:00pm-12:45pm

Assembling bags of food for families at the Food Bank

Assembling "go Bags" for teens entering foster care.

Decorating bags for the "Meals on Wheels" Valentine's Day Project

University of San Diego ASTRA Club

First Wednesday in Month

Providing books and reading to patients at the Dr. Seuss Party

Providing books for Light One Little Candle Foundation at the UCSD Cancer Center

Collecting books for the siblings of the children being treated at Rady's Children's hospital

ASTRA Club at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria

ASTRA Club at Allan Hancock College Officers

Sandi Miller, Kathleen Telleria and Melinda Aguirre are the founders of this ASTRA Club

Charter Ceremony held December, 2018