Unfortunately many children in foster care do not have a positive male role model in their lives. While 50% of the foster children CASA serves are boys, only 19% of CASA Advocates are men. Men in the community are being challenged to “Team up with CASA” and help reach the goal of 14 new male volunteer Advocates by October 20th. Children who have CASA Advocates spend less time in foster care, receive more services needed to heal, and advance academically. Advocates can be the voice that speak up for their well-being.
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.
“There is no question in my mind that my work as a volunteer makes a positive difference in the life of a child in foster care,” said Charles, 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.