In just a few weeks, six of our teens in foster care will start anew. They will head across town and as far away as Utah (!) to continue their education beyond high school. These kids have overcome so many barriers to achieve what they have so far. They will begin college or technical school to pursue careers in nursing, criminology, and industrial maintenance, to name a few. And, we couldn’t be prouder!
This has been a tremendous year for many of our teens! In total, fifteen of our young people graduated high school or earned their GED this spring. Talk about beating the odds! We are proud that CASA could play a role in any of their success. One of our graduates shared, “My CASAs have helped a lot. They are very supportive in many ways. Maybe most importantly, they have provided emotional support which encourages me to reach my goals.”
Truly, only as far as they dream can they be. We want them to dream BIG! Please keep all of our young people in your thoughts and prayers as they embark on the next phase of their journey.
If you wish to send encouraging words to our new graduates, please send an email here!
A special thanks to our donors who specifically support our older youth in their grant-making: United Way of Northwest Arkansas, Taco Bell Foundation, Fayetteville Junior Civic League, Ticket to Dream Foundation, Arkansas Cox Charities, and the Brighter Futures Fund.