Tuesday, May 31, 2022
May Volunteer of the Month
Madison has been a CASA Volunteer since 2021 and is serving on her first case, which has been opened for nearly one year. The case involves a young girl who was severely abused by one of her parents. Madison strives to be a caring adult that the child knows she can depend on. They take walks, go to the park, play together--any activity that allows the girl to be a child. In addition to supporting the girl through a traumatizing experience, Madison has focused on advocating for her educational needs. She has missed many days of school, and while she has done well in math, her reading level was low. She was evaluated, revealing that she has a learning disability and Madison helped the mother stay on top of the process to get the interventions and supports she needs. The girl will be attending a new school next year, and Madison is committed to advocating that her needs continue to be met.
When asked what she sees as her most important role as a CASA Volunteer, Madison responded “being there for the child.” She sees herself as someone who can help push things along and get things done for the girl and her family. When asked why she wanted to become a CASA Volunteer, Madison said she loves working with children. She noted that she had her own challenges as a child, but she had adults that supported her, and she believes that was the only way she was able to succeed.
Madison said it amazed her that once you become a CASA Volunteer, you can make an immediate impact for a child. We want to thank Madison for paying it forward, for being that supportive adult in this child’s life. Congratulations on being our May Volunteer of the Month!