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California Association of Student Councils
October 4, 2010

When I attended my first CASC conference in the summer of 2007, I was an incredibly shy, insecure freshman in high school who thought she had literally no place in the world. At the end of my four days at UCSB Summer Camp, I was a changed person. I knew that, as a leader, I had a purpose, and I had finally found that purpose. Through CASC, I have found myself, I have learned to believe in myself, and I have been able to shape myself around one of CASC's core values: the power of the youth to change the world. Because of CASC, I have been inspired to change my community, and to fight for student rights, and representation in our education systems. CASC provides pathways for students who want to have a voice, who want to hone their leadership skills to be the best they can be, who want to make lifelong friendships. After four years of being involved in this incredibly organization, I am a completely different person than I was on the first day of Summer Camp in 2007. I can honestly say CASC has changed my life for the better.

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Myself. CASC strives to teach leadership skills and educate the youth on opportunities for reform in our schools and communities, but it truly changes each individual who goes through a CASC program. CASC programs helped find inner confidence.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I attended Tracks 1 and 2 of Summer Camp, attended the Youth Action Summit of California, and served on Summer Camp, SABE and SABLE staff.