Assist is a program sponsored through a $30,000 grant through Southern University to hire up to eleven students to work in the Hutchinson community to assist senior citizens who may need an extra hand around the house. Students assist the assigned companion by helping them clean, shovel driveways, read or just keep them company during their day. This program not only helps students learn important lessons in home care and accountability, but also teaches them the blessings that come with caring for others. There is no cost to the elderly person or the facility that the students interact with. On the other hand the benefits are limitless.