JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA of Northeast Arkansas voiced their need for more male volunteers.
CASA said that 52% of the children in foster care that the organization serves are boys, but only 24% of current volunteers are men.
CASA representative Jeremy Biggs said many of the young boys in foster care lack father figures.
"Having a friend and having a mentor and somebody that they can trust that is a man is a HUGE benefit in a child's life," Biggs said.
He added that those who choose to volunteer have the power to leave a positive impact on the life of a child.
Those who have interest in becoming a CASA volunteer in Northeast Arkansas can call 870-935-1099.
For more information regarding CASA, visit their website at www.neacasa.org.