Activities for CASAs and Children
The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our community — including the children we serve, our volunteers, and our staff — is of great concern to us at Voices for Children. All CASAs should have received an email from our President & CEO, Kelly Douglas, on March 12, 2020 with details on how to best conduct your role as a CASA during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your advocacy supervisor.
Activities and Events
WHO: Nonminor Dependent (NMD) youth
WHAT: The San Diego Continuing Education Foundation in collaboration with the San Diego Workforce Partnership is hosting free career training Prepare for Apprenticeships in the Construction Industries. Gain essential skills needed for the construction industry and building trades and become Apprenticeship Readiness Certified. Participants will also receive $16.00 per hour for participating in 80-hour hands-on training. Apprentice opportunities in construction industries electricians, HVAC, iron workers, carpenters, and many more.
WHEN: 12-week program starting March 1st, 2021 or June 1st, 2021
HOW: For eligibility requirements and application steps, click here
WHO: College Age Youth
WHAT: AIG Direct Insurance Services nominated VFC to receive a $1,000 grant for qualified youth who have experienced a death of a parent. AIG Direct Insurance Services Life Happens sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money.
WHEN: Applications accepted from February 1 to March 1
HOW: For eligibility requirements and scholarship details, visit here.
WHO: High School Seniors
WHAT: The San Diego County Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation (SDCCSF) has made it easier by making the scholarship application and selection process all available online. In past years the awards have ranged from $500 to $1,000 per student.
§ Minimum 2.0 GPA
§ Be a senior in a high school in San Diego County
§ Be a resident of San Diego County for the last year
§ Plan to attend an accredited college or university in San Diego County
§ Plan to attend college full-time in the fall and spring
§ Demonstrate a financial need and complete the FAFSA or Dream Act
WHEN: Deadline to apply is March 2, 2021
HOW: Please encourage youth to complete applications here.
WHO: High School and College Students
WHAT: California Coast Credit Union is offering more than $90,000 to students through a variety of scholarships, including their 2021 Cal Coast Cares Foster Student Scholarship. Available to high school and college students who are or have been in San Diego County or Riverside County foster care, this scholarship aims to assist students in furthering their education at accredited colleges or universities.
WHEN: Deadline to apply is April 16, 2021
HOW: Visit Cal Coast Credit Union’s website for more information