You will not want to miss this year's speaker, the Tru Hope Dealer, Jeremy Bates. As Jeremy navigated life in a dysfunctional family, fueled by addiction, infidelity, and abandonment, he learned the importance of hope, resilience, and humor. His addiction to the stage was cemented when he played his saxophone at Carnegie Hall in New York City at the age of 14. His 23 years of professional experience in youth development, mental health advocacy, and drug and alcohol prevention, in addition to thousands of presentations, makes Jeremy a Powerful Voice for youth across the country. Jeremy will share his story and how one person, one powerful voice, can make a positive impact in the life of a child.
Due to COVID-19 and our economic downturn, severe child abuse is on the rise, leading to an increase in children being removed from their homes and placed in foster care. There has been a 55% increase in need for advocates. The advocacy a CASA volunteer provides is crucial to ensuring positive outcomes for these victims of abuse and neglect. CASA of West Texas provided advocacy to 478 foster children last year and will likely serve 515 children this year. We need your help to ensure every foster child has a CASA during this difficult time!
How can you help? Become a Sponsor! All sponsorships are tax-deductible. Sponsorship levels and opportunities are enclosed. To secure your sponsorship or purchase general admission tickets, return the enclosed sponsorship form or visit our website at www.casawtx.org. Information regarding how to join the virtual event will be provided after sponsorships or general admission tickets are purchased. Questions? E-mail Katy Sheahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 432-683-1114 ext.19. We hope you can join us!