CASA volunteers honored at annual breakfast in Sparta

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) - Volunteers were honored Wednesday morning for their efforts in improving the lives of local children.

YWCA La Crosse hosted its second annual CASA for Kids Superhero Breakfast in Sparta. The CASA program recruits and trains volunteers to work with kids who have been abused and neglected and are in the child welfare system.

This year, the breakfast highlighted the impacts of a retired circuit court judge from Vernon County.

Event organizers say volunteers are often the only constant thing in the lives of these children.

"Awesome volunteers who give of themselves, it could be for a few months up to a few years. It's a time for us to really shine on them, give them a little free breakfast, a little recognition, and just a chance to get together and say thank you,” said CASA for Kids Program Director Jessie Fortuna.

Sparta was chosen for the breakfast to highlight the need for more CASA volunteers in Monroe County.

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