“Not For the Faint of Heart” A Four Part Series
Part IV: Katelyn’s CASA Eyes: Day One
I couldn’t imagine the kinds of things that a CASA might witness throughout the process of a trial. I feel as though being a CASA, though, is probably one of the single most rewarding experiences that someone could have in their life. They are making a difference in the lives of so many, especially those of children. I know from experience that just being in the presence of someone who genuinely cares about you can make any situation better. It can make you feel more at ease, and better about yourself. Some of these kids are coming from really rough places. The CASAs that get to know them could be the people that they feel comfortable enough around to talk to. They could be the one person who persuades them to stay in school as they get older. A CASA GAL takes on a role that means more than one may originally think.
To put it simply, my first day as a CASA intern was memorable and thought-provoking. Working with people as passionate as these only heightens my excitement about being a part of this team. I cannot wait to see and experience things with this organization that are sure to change my life in multiple facets. As I embark on this brand new journey, I invite all who share my passion to write this story with me. In the end, we’ll see new smiles on these kids’ faces, and you could be the reason.