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


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When

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Where

CASA6811 Kenilworth AvenueRiverdale, MD 20737


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, which recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for the needs of youth living in foster care, is currently recruiting volunteers with a particular interest in working with teens aged 16 to 20. By advocating for their needs 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 ourwebsite at www.pgcasa.org or call 301-209-0491. We also encourage joining us for an information session - Cookies, Coffee, and CASA! Here, you can learn more about what CASAs do as well as the youth they serve.

PLEASE RSVP OR CONTACT...

Brianna Tiedeman, volunteer@pgcasa.org
Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George’s County, Inc

6811 Kenilworth Ave, Suite 402

Riverdale MD, 20737

301-209-0491

volunteer@pgcasa.org

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

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

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