Support LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care with the Youth Equality Project


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

CASA6811 Kenilworth AvenueRiverdale, MD 20737


About

The Youth Equality Project (YEP) is a partnership of public and private agencies led by CASA and the Prince George's County Department of Social Services. YEP's mission is to provide support and services to foster youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George's County, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of abused and neglected children living in foster care. In about 12 hours per month, CASA volunteers spend time with a child in foster care and advocate for his or her proper care and placement in a safe, permanent home.


Through the Youth Equality Project, CASA seeks to make life better for LGBTQ youth in Prince George's County, Maryland. We at CASA specifically work to engage LGBT youth in the foster care system. We advocate on their behalf by becoming Court Appointed Special Advocates, connecting them with resources and hosting educational and social events to help them further develop life skills and establish and reach their career and personal goals.

To prepare our volunteers for their role, 37 hours of training is provided. The training contains a total of 9 required classes and one day of Courtroom Observation (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) which will be offered during the training cycle. A light meal will be served at each training. Once you complete training, you personally decide on the dates and times you spend meeting with your child and working on their behalf.

To become a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a LGBTQ Youth in Foster care, complete our application to attend pre service training.

Contact:

volunteer@pgcasa.org

pgcasa.org

(301) 209 0491

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hrs/ month for 1 year

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