Become a Positive Male Role Model and Advocate for a Youth In Foster Care


(38.97037,-76.916214)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

6811 Kenilworth AvenueSuite 402Riverdale, MD 20737


About

It is time to do something about the overwhelming amount of young men in Prince George’s County who are growing up without the benefit of a stable and meaningful positive male role model. Young men in foster care are at a greater risk for dropping out of school, getting involved with drugs, and becoming homeless. The need for strong support in their lives is urgent. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for the needs of youth living in foster care. In only 10 to 15 hours per month CASA volunteers ensure that the court and child welfare systems remain focused on the specific needs of individual youth, so that these needs, including the need for safety and permanency, are addressed expeditiously. However, the discrepancy between young men in foster care and male CASA volunteers is significant. While 50% of the youth CASA volunteers serve are young men who have been abused or neglected; only 10% of CASA’s volunteer advocates are men, able to draw from their perspective and experiences as they advocate for and mentor the young man in need. This is a unique chance to become invested in your community by spending time with a young man and advocating for his best interests in court. Will you speak for abused and neglected young men in your community? For more information, please visit ourwebsite at www.pgcasa.orgor call 301-209-0491

Contact:

Emma Ravdin, Volunteer Coordinator

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

6811 Kenilworth Ave, Suite 402

Riverdale MD, 20737

301-209-0491

eravdin@pgcasa.org

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Case Work / Management
  • Relationship Building
  • 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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