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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services, Student Services

Mission: The mission of the California Association of Student Councils is to provide leadership development for elementary, middle and high school students that emphasizes authenticity, ethic, and collaborated decision-making through peer counseling.  Our primary focus is the training of students, advisors, and organizations in California and across the world.  CASC enhances the quality of education by involving students in activities and programs outside the classroom that builds citizenship and encourage self-esteem.  CASC serves as an advocate for youth, provides a channel for student views, and empowers youths to take action.

Programs: CASC programs are completely student run and staffed and invovle mostly peer to peer trainings in small groups. Major skills learned at CASC programs are meeting skills, conflict management, project planning, and team building. Along with trainings, CASC holds conferneces in Sacramento where small groups of students tackle an issue in California public education. At the end of the conference, they present a formal proposal for action to the State Board of Education or the Senate Education Committee. Full information on conferences can be seen here: htttp://www.casc.net/programs

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Walter Y.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Would not recommend. Organization is mismanaged, outdated in its practices, and grossly over-priced.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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