Kay grew up on a farm and was raised in Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Dutch Country!). Growing up, her family always had one or more foster children their home. This fueled her drive to become an advocate for abused and neglected children, which she accomplished in November, 2012. One of the most important things about being an advocate to Kay is giving a child a voice.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga and goes running several times a week. She also likes to cook and experiment with new recipes.
Kay also works as a school psychologist for a local school.
Some of her favorite pastimes with her family growing up were camping at state parks in the pop-up camper and playing and building trails in the pine woods behind her house.
When asked if she could pinpoint a person who has changed her life, she said, “My son. He was born with a disability and that has certainly changed my life and experiences!”
Kay’s character shines through in her choice of favorite quotes: “Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted” – Garrison Keillor
Each advocate has a reason as to why they decided to join the fight against child abuse and be on the front line. Their compassion is incredible. We want to recognize them for their efforts and give our CASA of CGS family an opportunity to meet some of the superheroes we are so fortunate to have as part of our team!
Thoughts, comments, questions? Email me, JennKaysen@gmail.com
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If you’re interested in learning more about CASA of CGS, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cumberland County ranked last place in Child Welfare in New Jersey. Let’s stand up for our children and do something about it! Visit www.wespeakupforchildren.org for more information and follow us on Facebook for daily updates and information.
Do you know of a Community Superhero?
Help CASA of CGS recognize the effort put forth by them to improve our community! Email Jennifer Kaysen at Jennkaysen@gmail.com. Be sure to share this post with your family and friends on Facebook and Twitter to reach a bit further and find our Superheroes!