Happy 2021, friends! Our first program of the year was one with a humbling reminder. Despite the unexpected trials 2020 brought, there are people—children, no less—whose day-to-day struggles make most adults’ lifetime struggles pale in comparison. Not to mention these children often have less support, control, and ability to cope with what goes on when their worlds turn upside down. Thankfully, there are programs like CASA of the High Plains devoted to guiding children and their families through foster and adoptive care. We were lucky to hear straight from executive director, Alissha Jefferis, and volunteer coordinator, Payton Foster, of the High Plains office located in Pampa. We also heard from local, Deb Vandygriff, who has been a CASA volunteer since 2015.