As part of its 50 in 50 challenge to recruit 50 new volunteer Advocates in the next 50 days, CASA of the South Plains will host a CASA 101 informational session for the public on Thursday, January 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the CASA office at #24 Briercroft Office Park. CASA Advocates, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, give a voice to foster kids who need someone that will look out for their well-being. Community members are encouraged to attend the CASA 101 to learn more about how they can help these most vulnerable children. Children with an Advocate typically spend five months less in foster care, are more likely to successfully advance to the next grade level in school, and less likely to re-enter the foster care system.
This is a great, no-obligation introduction to CASA and its mission. CASA staff and current Advocates will be on hand to discuss the increasing need for volunteers, what it means to be a CASA, and how community members can help make a difference in the life of area foster children. Lunch will be provided to attendees. To sign up, please R.S.V.P to Amanda Norfleet by Wednesday, January 27th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“My time in foster care were the hardest years of my life. My Advocate was always there for me and was a constant source of support,” said Jordan, a former foster youth.
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.