Work With Older Youth in Foster Care to Get Them Ready for a Life of Independence


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When

Thu Jan 18, 2018 06:00 PM - Thu Mar 01, 2018 09:00 PM

Where

4310 Gallatin StHyattsville, MD 20781


About

Did you know only 54% of youth in foster care earn a high school diploma? And only 2% earn a bachelor’s degree or higher?

The goal to find safe and permanent homes for youth in foster care is not always fulfilled, and each year thousands of young people simply "age out" of the foster care system, going through high school and beyond without ever finding stability. Many of these youth must prepare to leave foster care without ever having a caring presence to help guide them in their journey to adulthood.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County, is currently recruiting volunteers with a particular interest in working with teens aged 16 to 20 and advocating for their needs and best interest. By advocating for them in the courts and the community, these volunteers will play a powerful role in helping youth in foster care to become successful and thriving adults.

Will you speak for abused and neglected teens in your community?

For more information, please visit our website at www.pgcasa.org or call 301-209-0491.

Please contact Brianna Tiedeman for more information or visit our website.
volunteer@pgcasa.org
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George’s County, Inc
6811 Kenilworth Ave, Suite 402
Riverdale MD, 20737
301-209-0491

Our next training session will be an evening training this winter from January 18th to February 15th. Training days are Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm. The full schedule is attached to this email. If you are assigned to a youth 14 or older, 2 additional training nights will be required.
Training will take place at the Hyattsville Municipal Building - 4310 Gallatin St. Hyattsville, MD, 20781.

Apply online today to join the Court Appointed Special Advocate Community - www.pgcasa.org/become-a-volunteer!

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-12 Hours a month/ one year

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