The California Association of Student Councils (CASC) easily changed my life. When I was in high school I was a little lost and unsure about myself and future, and then was directed towards a CASC Conference, which helped me find my voice and my direction. I am now 30 years old and work in mental health, helping empower others, and I truly believe that this is a result of my involvement with CASC.
Being in CASC has given me so much, from the life-long friendships to leadership skills and increase in confidence. Before CASC. I didn't know where i was heading and I didn't know much about myself, personally. CASC forced me to step outside my comfort zone and face challenges that I never would have faced alone. It has taught me that team work and trust are essential to any successful organization. The skills that i have learned and gained from CASC will be beneficial to the rest of my life.
I recently attended the Student Advisory Board on Education and it was truly life-changing. The people I met were intelligent, motivated, and passionate about education reform. I had never before gone to such a conference where us high school students were able to make a difference, and even advise adults, and being able to participate in this conference made me feel extremely accomplished. It was a one of a kind experience working with youth from all over California to draft proposals for the State Board of Education, and it is an experience that I will never forget.
Would not recommend. Organization is mismanaged, outdated in its practices, and grossly over-priced.
CASC is a great organization dedicated to its mission of training student leaders and empowering youth. It showed me how to make a difference in my world and fostered my growth as an individual. My year as ASB president wouldn't have been as successful without the skills I learned from CASC. I've been re-elected for a second term! CASC is rather like a wave that picks you up with its energisers, drowns you in its curriculum, and returns you to the beach with a roar
I really enjoyed casc not a day goes by that I don't use there curiculum I love everything they did for me I want to stay invoved in the program I want to become a counsler for casc next summer the best confrence I have ever been to I feel that casc should get 5 stars thank you