We are always looking to help children in need in the Denver area with issues involving education, medical, and abuse.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are trained volunteers from the community who speak up for the best interests of children in the courtroom. Children helped by CASA volunteers include those for whom home placement is being determined in the Dependency and Neglect Court filings. Most of the children are victims of abuse and neglect. Advocates for Children is the CASA agency in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District advocating for children in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln Counties. Advocates for Children’s mission is that all children live and thrive in a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
CASA volunteers are appointed to a case by a judge and the volunteer’s goal is to provide a carefully researched background of the child, as well as information based on an investigation of the child’s current needs, to help the Court make a sound decision about the child’s future. Each case is as unique as the child involved! The CASA volunteer must determine if it is in a child’s best interest to stay with his or her parents or guardians, be placed in foster care, or to be freed for permanent adoption. The CASA volunteer makes recommendations regarding the child’s best interests, including placement, to the judge, and follows through on the case until it is permanently resolved. They remain assigned to a child for the life of the case, and are often the only stable factor in what can be a frightening and difficult ordeal of trials and placements for a child in the court system.
YEA’s vision is that every youth shall have a stable environment in communities offering empowerment through educational and economic opportunities in order to grow and become positive members of a vibrant living community.
YEA’s mission is to serve young adults, in breaking the cycle of generational poverty in Denver communities by gaining personal and economic stability through education, arts, technology and employment training.
To strengthen, enhance and encourage the educational and social environment of Stedman Elementary.
There are two exciting things that the PTA is working on:
1. Funding to Support our School Counselor: We have a fantastic play and arts-based counselor whose position we need to continue
2. School Supply Fund: Due to budget cuts, we are in need of support for our general supplies fund.