When you are a child in foster care, you may miss out on some firsts. For 14-year-old Amy, she has missed out on many.
This week, Amy got placed with a CASA of Santa Barbara County named Jeanine. They made a pact: together they will create a bucket list detailing activities they want to do together during their weekly meetings.
While many children are exposed to a swimming pool during their younger years, and learning to swim has become a staple of growing up, Amy has never been in one.
So, what did the pair decide to do? Get swim passes for the local public pool from their advocate supervisor, of course.
“I thought that the idea of a bucket list was great. It sounds like it has been a fun activity, and will help the advocate get to know Amy better,” said Advocate Supervisor Gail Parr.