Sometimes, it takes just one person to change a child’s life forever. Learn how CASA volunteers are giving abused and neglected children a voice — and a second chance.
Maynard still has his Eagle Scout certificate, but the badge he earned more than six decades ago is now inspiring another boy.
“I loved my old Eagle Scout badge, I was more proud of that badge than any of the medals I got in the Korean War. But I said to myself, ‘You know, that old Eagle Scout badge has been in the attic for almost 60 years. Why not put it to use?'”
After suffering abuse and neglect, Ke’onte has now been adopted by a loving family.
“You mean they picked me? Out of anyone else in the world, they picked me?”
“Until Leslie became my CASA volunteer,” says Nina, “I didn’t know what it was like to have someone on my side.”
Through the most challenging times in her life, Nina says she found solace in two things: her CASA volunteer, Leslie, and poetry.
Connor, Melissa and Albert
After suffering neglect and facing possible separation, Connor, Melissa and Albert are together, safe in the embrace of a loving family.
Dashun says he went from “victim to victorious” with the help of his CASA volunteer.
Dashun shares the story of his path from being an abused boy to co-author of the Nevada Foster Care Bill of Rights and a 2012 Congressional Coalition on Adoption congressional intern.