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Success by 6: Promoting Early Learning and Literacy

January 1, 2013

CASA is an affiliate of Pikes Peak United Way’s school readiness initiative to prepare children to succeed in school and in life.

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A word about the recent “Failed to Death” articles

November 29, 2012

On behalf of the statewide network of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), our hearts go out to the families who have lost a child due to abuse or neglect.

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We Can Do Better: Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Youth

October 5, 2012

For many children, back-to-school season is a time of new opportunities: schedules to figure out, new teachers to get to know, friends to be made. Last week a neighbor of…

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Fostering Futures: Helping Older Youth Transition From Foster Care to Successful, Independent Adults

October 5, 2012

To help address the unique challenges faced by older foster youth, the National CASA Association has launched a program titled Fostering Futures. Each year, an estimated 25,000 young people between…

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Over-medication a concern among foster kids

July 19, 2012

“I had nowhere to go.  Like I was stuck.  Like I couldn’t move.  Like I felt like I was so drowsy, I couldn’t even wake up,” 15-year-old Sophia said of…

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“Heard, valued, empowered, supported, respected, normal…”

July 5, 2012

… these are a few of the words foster youth use to describe how their CASA volunteer makes them feel as highlighted in this excerpt from National CASA CEO Michael Piraino’s annual…

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Leaving a Legacy: Michele Strub Heer & Jordan Strub

June 19, 2012

Supporting children is a passion for Michele Strub Heer, both now and in the future.

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Karen Hilborn: 24 Years of Outstanding Advocacy for Children

June 4, 2012

Karen Hilborn has been a compassionate advocate for children in Colorado Springs for 24 years, our longest-term volunteer. She has lifted the lives of more than 50 children as a…

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

April 17, 2012

National CASA Podcast Celebrating National Volunteer Week We don’t share the disturbing details of abuse/neglect cases we serve on due to rules confidentiality and out of respect for the children…

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The Dollars and Sense of CASA Volunteers

March 30, 2012

CASA volunteers save hundreds of millions of dollars in child welfare costs alone. The annual survey of CASA programs shows that children with CASA volunteers spend 7.5 months less in…

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