Thank you to the students of McAuliffe International School for their donation to CASA! These middle school kids participated in a penny harvest in order to make microgrants to 20 Colorado nonprofits. CASA volunteer Joe Foreman attended the check presentation ceremony along with the other grant recipients and described the experience as “a
Ensuring that young children have safe, secure environments in which to grow and learn creates a strong foundation for both their futures and a thriving, prosperous society. Science shows that early exposure to maltreatment or neglect can disrupt healthy development and have lifelong consequences. When adult responses to children are unreliable,
Social activities with friends are often off limits for kids in foster care due to liability and requirements imposed by the child welfare system. Consistently, young people have emphasized that their foster care experiences are far from normal. What they need -- but too often do not receive -- is what their peers not living in foster care
“I believe normalcy is allowing foster care youth to have the same opportunities as those children living with biological parents. Too often there is a stigma attached to the term ‘foster care’ and the children that come from it. The world seems to believe that foster care is where the difficult or criminal children go, but that is far from the truth.