For these 6+ years, I did not know what she thought of me. But because she recently wrote an essay about “My CASA Volunteer,” I learned that she considers me her “best friend” outside of her peers.
On December 12th, SFCASA staff and volunteers came together to celebrate some seasonal cheer with our annual Youth Holiday Party. The event, which is a time-honored tradition here at SFCASA loved by youth, advocates, and employees alike, was a roaring success.
The holidays are a time for gathering with friends, family and loved ones. Many of us happily anticipate taking part in yearly traditions and look forward to reuniting with everyone we care about. Particularly as Thanksgiving arrives, we often take time to reflect on our fortunes, acknowledging what we’re grateful for and appreciating being surrounded by a loving and caring community.
Unfortunately for a young person in foster care, the holiday season can remind them of a family or community that they’ve lost.
SFCASA speaks on a recent post from Chronicle of Social Change focused on foster care group homes.
School is a place of growth, exploration, and opportunity, where youth establish important connections that provide guidance, encouragement, and a strong foundation for their future. Yet, every student comes from a different background with different abilities, skills, and needs in the classroom.