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New CASA Connection volunteer sworn in

Congratulations to Terri Lab-CASA Connection's newest volunteer advocate
On September 30, the Honorable Frank J. Skorupa swore in CASA Connection's newest volunteer advocate, Terri Lab of Columbus. Terri recently completed the CASA program pre-service training in order to advocate for children in our community. Along with being officially sworn in Terri has already accepted her first case to advocate for. We are grateful that she has chosen to volunteer her time advocating for these children. Thank you Terri. If you know Terri please congratulate her and welcome her to the CASA family. 

Chalk It Up For CASA winners announced. Congratulations Claire Renner of Columbus for being the Grand Prize Winner in the Nebraska State CASA Association's Chalk It Up For CASA chalk art competition!!!

Winners of the "I'm a Little Cutie" Baby Contest Announced
The annual "I'm a Little Cutie" baby contest fundraiser was held during Columbus Days recently.

The winners in each age group are: 

0-6 months: 
First Place: Kamilla Jarecki
2nd Place: Hazel Catherine Stempek
3rd Place: Maliha Hernandez

7-12 months
First Place: Ella McPhillips
2nd Place: Silas Micek
3rd Place: Kimber Schefcyk

13-18 months
First Place: Tatum Beranek
2nd Place: Rayli Zimmerman
3rd Place: Finnley Banahan

 

CALLING ALL CHALK ARTISTS!

Join us for “Chalk it Up for CASA”, A Street Chalk Art Competition!

WHEN?            Sept. 6th through the 20th, 2021

WHERE?          Anywhere in Nebraska

WHY?               To get the word out about CASA’s advocacy for kids and our need for more volunteers

Submission:   A photo of the art (preferably with the artist) submitted by 5 pm central time on Sept. 20, 2021. We ask all artists to work with their local CASA program who will submit entries to Nebraska CASA.

Winners:          Announced Friday, Sept. 24th

Prizes:              $500 Grand Prize

                           $250 Second Place

                           $100 Third Place

                           $  50  Best Children’s Piece

                           $  50 Best Family Piece

                           $  50 People’s Choice Award

Official Rules of the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest – “Chalk it Up for CASA”

Everyone is welcome to apply to participate in the chalk art contest. There is no cost to submit an entry into the contest.  We ask that each participant work with their local CASA program. You can find those here https://www.nebraskacasa.org/who_we_are/what_we_do/programs_services.html.

Judging will be based on:

·         Originality/Creativity

·         Interpretation and Execution of CASA Mission and the need for more volunteers 

·         Overall Design

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Mission: To support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.

 

 

CASA Connection welcomes a new volunteer!! Congratulations to Keith Luedders who was sworn in April 15 by the Honorable Frank Skorupa, Platte County juvenile court judge. Keith is ready to advocate for the children in our community who deserve big hearted adults willing to be their voice in the juvenile court system. In fact he has already jumped in with both feet and has accepted his first case to advocate for! Please welcome them into the CASA family.

 

Congratulations Claire Renner of Columbus for being the Grand Prize Winner in the Nebraska State CASA Association's Chalk It Up For CASA chalk art competition!!!

Congratulations Claire Renner of Columbus for being the Grand Prize Winner in the Nebraska State CASA Association's Chalk It Up For CASA chalk art competition!!!

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