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Welcome to Children's Voice: CASA, Inc.

Children's Voice: CASA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located in Douglas County, Georgia, committed to recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children, who have been abused and neglected, in courtrooms and our community. We are empowered directly by the courts and provide judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

We exist to raise awareness of children in foster care and bring positive, permanent change to their lives. With your help we can make a difference. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved.

Thanks for visiting. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

  • Years Serving the Community

    21

  • Trained CASA Volunteers

    399

  • Total Children Served

    829

The Top Reasons You Should Consider Mentoring Today

It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks, school will be out for the summer. This leaves many children dreaming of summer break, but also after a few weeks comes the inevitable—boredom. With parents possibly at work or preoccupied, many youth will turn to summer programs to keep them busy, which often involve mentorship components. 

Now is the perfect time to join a local or national organization as a mentor to help make a difference in the lives of kids around the world. Check out these top reasons you should become a mentor today.

 

It Keeps Kids Busy

If you’re a parent, you know that keeping kids busy with supervised activities helps keep them out of trouble. Becoming a mentor means you’re helping to occupy kids during months where they’d otherwise be bored. Plus, starting during the summer months allows you to try out mentoring and see if you’d like to continue with back-to-school mentoring programs. 

 

You Won’t Just Be Teaching

Turns out, you’ll learn a lot by becoming a mentor. You may go into the situation thinking that you’re there to teach, but you can learn just as much from your mentee. Take the opportunity to see the world through their eyes. Younger generations tend to see things differently than older generations and that can be a beautiful thing. Take the time to listen just as much as you teach.

 

You’ll Get to Experience New Things

Becoming a mentor is a fun way to step outside of your comfort zone. Mentoring is often more than just conversations, it involves experiences and activities the two of you can do together. You’ll get to talk with your mentee about what they’re interested in and try new things! Who knows—you may find a new hobby or calling.

 

Volunteering Is Good for the Soul

When you lend your time to do something out of the goodness of your heart, it releases endorphins and leaves you feeling good inside. Endorphins are good for both your mental and physical well-being. You may see mentoring as just another opportunity to do good for somebody else, but the truth is that it’s also an opportunity to do good for yourself.

 

It Looks Good on a Resume

Sure, this point shouldn’t be your sole focus for becoming a mentor, but it certainly does help your resume. Volunteering your time is something that can set you apart from other candidates on your next job application, just like taking part in a mentor program will look good on a mentee’s resume.

 

Are you ready to jump in this summer? There are so many benefits to becoming a mentor that the possibilities are endless. Plus, who knows what you’ll learn and discover about yourself along the way!