The South Plains region has one of the highest per capita rates of child abuse and neglect at double the state average. Only 19% of CASA Advocates are men while 50% of the foster children served are boys. With many of these children lacking positive male figures in their lives, more male volunteer Advocates are needed who can be the voice that speaks up for their best interest. Now is the time to step up to the challenge. Men in the community are being asked to “Team up with CASA” and help reach the goal of 14 new male volunteer Advocates by October 20th.
Prospective volunteers can attend a no-obligation informational session, called a CASA 101 that enables the public to learn more about CASA’s mission and what it means to be an Advocate. CASA will host a CASA 101 on Thursday, October 15st at its office at #24 Briercroft Office Park from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. To sign up, please R.S.V.P to Amanda Norfleet by Wednesday, October 14th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Sometimes I am the only stable male in their life which has pushed me to fight for these kids. I try to give them a positive outlook on life by letting them know I am there for them,” said Eric McClanahan, CASA Advocate.
For questions or for more information about how to become a CASA, please contact Amanda Norfleet, Recruitment Director at (806) 763-2272 or via email at email@example.com.