CASA Kane County will also be holding special recruitment meetings that are geared toward men interested in volunteering. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of the male CASA/GAL volunteers on how they have made a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child. Meetings will be held as follows:
• 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Pal Joey's, 31 N. River St., Batavia.
• 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Elgin Public House, 219 E. Chicago St., Elgin.
• 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway St., Aurora.
• 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Tap House Grill, 3341 W. Main St., St. Charles.
Currently, only about 22 percent of CASA/GAL volunteers are men, but half of the organization’s caseload involves boys and young men in need of strong role models. CASA/GAL volunteers must first complete background checks and 40 hours of training before being sworn in by the Kane County Juvenile Court judge. All training is provided by CASA Kane County. For information, contact Sarah Baxa, at 630-444-3366 or email@example.com.