Invest in Foster Teens' Futures


(38.82426,-104.82547)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region701 S. Cascade Ave.Colorado Springs, CO 80903


About

The outcomes for youth aging out of foster care without a permanent home are often dismal. Consider these statistics:

  • Only 58% had a high school degree at age 19, compared to 87% of a national comparison group of non-foster youth
  • About one in five alumni were homeless for one or more nights within a year after leaving foster care
  • One in four of these youth will be incarcerated within the first two years after they leave the system
  • The rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among alumni was nearly five times that of the general population and, at 21.5%, exceeded the rates for American war veterans

Volunteers have the opportunity to positively impact these outcomes for our youth with skills based programs that build toward a successful transition from foster care to becoming indepenĀ­dent, successful adults. Volunteers develop and participate with teens in two hour monthly sessions.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Life Coaching
  • Financial Literacy
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • one two hour session per month for one year

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