Connie Haga

When did you say "yes" to becoming a CASA?
October 2021.

Why are you a part of CASA’s volunteer team?
I want to give a child hope, inspiration and encouragement during a difficult time in their life, and to be their voice.

Do you have a favorite memory from volunteering?
Playing baseball with my foster child.

What age of children do you work with and why did you choose that age?
I think elementary is my calling since they are more impressionable and eager to learn.

What is one thing that would surprise someone to learn about you?
I was the chess club sponsor for several years at the Yukon High School.

What is your occupation? How does volunteering fit into your schedule?
Retired. Being retired allows me to have a very flexible schedule.

What are your hobbies/interests/fav sports team?
Pets, bike riding and gardening. I enjoy watching NFL football.

If you are married, how long have you been married? Do you have children? Pets?
I have been married 42 years and have two sons, a dog and a cat.

Are you involved in any other volunteer roles you want to share with us?

Why would you invite others to volunteer within our program?
It takes time to make a connection with a child but the results can be very satisfying.

Do you have an interesting or encouraging CASA experience to share?
My foster child tried to catch a chicken for me to pet.

Do you have a favorite quote you want to share?
You must be the change you want to see in the world.   -Mohandas K. Gandhi

Anything else you want to share?
I think it is important to try to stay positive when there is no light at the end of the tunnel.  Just when you think the situation is the darkest, sometimes one little spark of progress can bring light to the darkest tunnel.

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