Educational Advocacy

In addition to traditional CASA advocacy, Advocates for Children CASA offers Educational Advocacy services to families in our community. Our objective is to provide school-based information and resources to volunteers so they have the tools they need to advocate for and help their CASA kids along their learning journey.

Advocates for Children CASA offers students ongoing tutoring to help them accomplish their academic goals. We match students with a Tutor Volunteer who will be available to them once a week assisting with homework, learning concepts, reading, etc. Tutoring takes place in the community at schools, libraries, recreation centers, wherever learning can happen!

We also assign CASA Volunteers to Truancy cases in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Truancy CASA Volunteers provide advocacy for families of children referred to Truancy Court and spend time assisting with school-related barriers the family may be experiencing. Truancy CASAs attend all related hearings and work with the children one-on-one until the case is closed and the issues have been resolved.

Success in learning is vital to our children’s futures and many students in our community lack the necessary resources to keep them at grade level, let alone allowing them to achieve beyond that point. Advocates for Children CASA is here to help!

 

Tutoring Information for Students: 

Advocates for Children CASA is here to help you achieve your learning goals! The first time we meet you, we’ll ask you to tell us about your educational goals, and we’ll create a plan together to meet those goals. We will also ask you to tell us:

  • What you like about school
  • What school subjects you are great at
  • What school subjects you would like help with
  • What you like to do outside of school
  • One interesting fact about yourself

 

Tutoring Information for Parents and Professionals: 

Students of all ages, grades, and abilities who currently have a D&N case, truancy case, or who participate in The Legacy Project are welcome to utilize tutoring services. To refer a student, please call 303.695.1882 or click www.adv4children.org/contact to send us a message.

Please include the following information in your referral:

  • Your name and contact information
  • The student’s name and contact information
  • Any details you can provide about subjects or areas in which the student needs extra help

*Students must be able to have their own transportation to and from tutoring sessions.

 

For Tutor Volunteers: 

Advocates for Children CASA needs the help of volunteers to tutor students and must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or have a parent’s permission
  • Complete Advocates for Children CASA’s application process
  • Consent to a criminal and Department of Human Services background check
  • Attend a two-hour training session
  • Sign up for a two-hour time slot once a week
  • Commit to one year of service

 

To learn more or start the application process, click here www.adv4children.org/contact or call 303.695.1882.