Phil Beckmann became a CASA Volunteer after deciding that he “wanted to do something to help children in bad situations have a better chance at life.”
Beckmann, who has been working with a teen boy, says he has learned that children can suffer from the bad choices their parents make and that as a CASA Volunteer, he can help a child get the services they need.
“We have access to all the information we need and can use it to put resources to work in the areas that will best help a child,” Beckmann says. “In court, the magistrates give us great respect and listen closely to our recommendations. I feel respected and honored to advocate for another person.”
The full-time manager of a small business, Beckmann says he makes time for ProKids because “it takes community involvement for things to change. I can do something to help children in bad situations have a better chance at life.
“All children deserve to have the opportunity to succeed,” he says.