As a CASA volunteer I was able to be a powerful voice in the life of a child who had been negelcted by her parents. Through visits and contact with the child, I got to know her and what she liked and became one of the only positive female role models she had. Through difficult times, CASA was able to assist the child and her mother to access educational services and mental health services that were so desperately needed. This child is now a mother and has finished school. Without a CASA volunteer, she was on the path of dropping out of school and becoming the next generation of an uneducated parent to her child.