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Port Youth Rides For Cause

Nicole Rosenberg, an 8th grader at Weber Middle School, will be bicycling 25 miles on Oct. 20 to raise money for the National CASA Association. She will be riding the entire 12.5 mile bike path at Bethpage State Park in both directions.

Her goal is to raise funds and awareness for CASA’s, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes.

olunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

Nicole chose this as her Social Action Project as part of her preparations for becoming a Bat Mitzvah because she believes that it is important that these children have someone who is looking out for their best interests.

Nicole is raising money through a special website she has set up: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/nicolebatmitzvah/bikingforcasa. She has already raised over $2000.