CASA of the South Plains is nearing the end of its Fifty in Fifty campaign but still needs community volunteers to help provide Advocates to area foster youth. CASA Advocates, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, speak up for the well-being of foster 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. Community members can learn more about becoming an Advocate by attending a CASA 101 informational session at the CASA office at #24 Briercroft Office Park.
The next informational session is scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 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, September 2nd at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I am a familiar face to the foster children I speak up for as an Advocate, no matter how the other parts of their lives are changing,” said Barbara, 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.