The Feeling of Hope

The quarantine has raised so many challenges for our CASA families, and CASA’s have gone to great lengths to continue to support their kids and families. Among these local heroes is one amazing CASA who has led 10 Zoom tutoring sessions with a 9th grade teenager who has an IEP and has been struggling in school.

One small positive note amidst all the heartbreaking tragedies of this pandemic is that this teen has been thriving in a remote learning environment! He feels less pressure and anxiety around relaxed deadlines and start times. Many of his teachers are thrilled with his progress, including his English teacher where he earned a 100% on the last assignment. It seems that this young man may have found the formula for his academic success with the support of his CASA and his teachers who are continuing to work with him through these unprecedented times.