MARCH 2018: News, Events, and Opportunities for CASA Volunteers 
Welcome and thank you to our newest volunteers!     

We extend our deepest appreciation to the newest class of Court Appointed Special Advocate and Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) Program volunteers in El Paso County, who were sworn in as officers of the court by 4th Judicial District Chief Judge William Bain on March 6. Meet the new volunteers here.
Upcoming Trainings & Events for CASA Volunteers  
There's lots going on in the CASA world. Listed below are some upcoming dates, events, and training sessions that you might be interested in. Full details available by visiting our event calendar.

MARCH 20: 
Reactive Attachment Disorder 
Youth Sexual & Gender Identity: Becoming a Frontline Resource

APRIL 16: 
Executive Director Office Drop-In Day

Lifelong Links Workshop


Fostering Futures Training

Light of Hope Fundraiser  

Milton Foster Children's Fund & The Hanger
Do you have a teen who is an aspiring musician or singer? Tryouts for the new School of Blues is March 24th! Click here for more details.

H ere are some other opportunities available for foster teens right now or in the near future: 
  • Teen Life Skills
  • Art Class
  • Teen Job Fairs
  • Drivers Ed
  • Tutoring
  • Pampering Day for Foster Teen Girls
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Added Hanger Hours
To learn more, click here, or contact Jill Cheetham.    
How to apply for Milton Foster Children's Fund dollars 
The Milton Foster Children's Fund helps foster children in areas when there are gaps in available funding. In the past, the fund has helped children visit family, buy instruments, straighten teeth, and buy contact lenses. Preference is given to anything that will help a child build resiliency. Examples could include lessons (music, sports, etc), educational opportunities and tutoring, science projects, school trip, summer camp, tattoo removal, etc.

The allocation committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month and no funding will be awarded until an application is approved. (There are no reimbursements, so please plan accordingly when submitting an application). Click here to apply for funding now.   
42nd Annual Foster Children's Festival at North Pole   

The 42nd Annual Foster Children's Festival at the North Pole is slated for Saturday, June 2nd! Foster youth, along with their foster families and/or CASAs, are invited to spend a day at the park, which includes a free lunch. Foster children are free and family members, volunteers, and guests' tickets are between $1 and $5 per person. Please click here for more information and the registration form which is due May 30.  
Table Host Opportunities for Light of Hope 2018 

Light of Hope, our signature fundraising event, will be held on Wednesday, April 25th, from 7:30-8:30 AM and 12:30-1:30pm.

If you would like to fill a table of ten with people who have a heart for children and the capacity to support CASA, please contact Jill C. at
Who doesn't love kickball? Kicks for CASA is April 28!  

Kicks for CASA, the annual event put on by Colorado College's Kappa Alpha Theta chapter, is happening Saturday, April 28th and it would be great if a team of 10 from CASA (including staff and volunteers) would play!

Please let Jill C. know if you would like to play or organize a team! or 447-9898 x 1026.

SEPT Facilitators: Meet your new Program Manager!  

We are excited to announce that Kristeen O'Donnell has been promoted to SEPT Program Manager.

Many of you already know Kristeen and that she has been with CASA since 2013 as a committed and resourceful member of the team. Kristeen begins in her new role this week and will be responsible for the management, oversight, and coordination of the SEPT program.

Feel free to reach out to her at  
Seeking volunteers to work front desk during lunch

We are looking for some volunteers who could help cover our front desk and reception area during lunch hours. If you are interested, please contact Melissa Beers
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region joined other CASA chapters in Denver and Boston over the past month 


It has been a busy few weeks for CASA staff. At the end of February, staff attended the 2018 CASA Day at the Capitol in Denver to join CASA representatives from all over the state in lobbying for the best interest of Colorado's children. Then, in mid-March, CASA staff flew to Boston for the National CASA Conference where they gained inspiration, learned from industry-leading speakers, and shared best practices.