|Kearney/Buffalo County CASA|
Volunteer of the Year: 2019
Kent became a CASA Advocate in 2014 and has been on several cases. To become an advocate/volunteer, it takes 30 hours of pre-service training. Kent taken it upon himself to also complete 23.25 hours of additional training during his years with CASA. The number of hours he has volunteered of his time over the past five years are 76.9 which is outstanding and we commend him for all of his dedication and hard work. Being a CASA Advocate includes so much more than just meeting with the children. It also includes meetings with the biological parents, the foster families and attorneys, family team meetings, and court hearings. It takes a lot of dedication and organization to be a CASA Advocate and Kent fit right in to both areas very comfortably. Not all of Kent’s CASA children have been placed in Kearney. He has always been very willing to do whatever amount of travel is necessary in order to meet and do what is in the best interest of the children he served, and because of this, Kent has logged 803 of miles donated.
Kent has been a huge asset to CASA and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for everything he has done for us over the past five years. The families Kent has worked with were very fortunate to have him serve as their Advocate. Congratulations Kent for being named as CASA Advocate of the Year 2019!