We have all heard of that old saying, “Give a person a fish, they eat for the day, show them how to fish, and they eat for a lifetime.” Here at C.A.S.A. we believe the saying is incomplete. It’s not enough to teach our youth how to fish, our youth need to be given the right tools (a fishing pole, fishing line, bait), they need to be pointed in the right direction (to the best body of water to catch fish), and above all they need mentoring, encouragement, and support for the days that they want to give up because they didn’t catch anything. A C.A.S.A. volunteer is their youth’s CHAMPION, they not only teach them, mentor them, guide them, but support them for the good days and the bad days of being in foster care. No youth should have to face life on their own. This holiday season give our foster youth the gift of their own CHAMPION, a C.A.S.A. volunteer.