I have a love-hate relationship with the month of May. I love it because it is usually sunny and starting to warm up and the flowers are exploding in my garden. The days are longer, the nights are cooler, and I begin thinking about summer plans.
I hate it because school is ending and the routine of the school year is going away. "Babies" I've watched grow up are putting on graduation caps and gowns and walking around in suits, dresses, and high heels. I pray that they are successful in their next chapter and that life is kind to them.
Kids everywhere are excited about summer and I know that the week after Memorial Day, I will long for the structure and pattern of the school year.
Like the kids ready to be out of school, I can hardly contain my excitement about what is happening at CASA. At the first Claremore Downtown Food Truck Night, we will announce a new partner in our efforts to recruit and train more volunteers. I can't wait for you to meet this person!
Debra Walker is May's volunteer spotlight. “Debra is extremely humble. She underestimates her impact on the families she has touched through her work as a child advocate. She is quiet, but she is always observing and will speak up about issues that need to be addressed. She keeps the needs of the children as her top priority.” - Sandra Rains Read Debra's inspirational volunteer testimony here.
Know a potential volunteer? Share this link with them and connect them with our Training Coordinator, Gayle Hanson - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Advocates of Northeastern Oklahoma is a court-appointed special advocate program headquartered in Claremore Oklahoma. We serve Rogers, Mayes, Craig, Ottawa, and Delaware Counties and the Courts of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.