The California Association of Student Leaders
Student Leaders in the News
Students Learn Lesson in Civics with Goals to Improve Pioneer Valley High
Santa Barbara Noozhawk
The Raising Student Voice and Participation (RSVP) program engages students to suggest ideas and concerns about student life on campus. Training has started to gather information from more than 2,500 students and several forums are planned.
Holiday cheer inspires young entrepreneur
Valley Center RoadRunner
"I was just driving around town and I figured I needed a way to raise money to attend my ASB leadership conference in March, so I saw the County Junction window paintings up, and I said, 'Hey, why not?'" said Foynes. "It was a genius idea right in front of my face."
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A Note from the President
President John F. Kennedy is accredited with noting that "leadership and learning are indispensable to each other". On behalf of the 2014-2015 CASL State Board, I'd like to welcome you to CASL's official online resource and newly designed website. As we journey through life as leaders, it is important to always strive to grow as one. CASL is proud to provide opportunities for leadership development for the exceptional student leaders who work passionately to move culture forward on their campuses and communities. From our annual State Conference to Leadership Development Days and R.S.V.P. trainings, CASL encourages like-minded leaders across the state to come together, discuss different ideologies and philosophies, and use that knowledge to make a difference for others. We hope you will enjoy using this website to meet the rest of the CASL State Board, to check out some helpful resources, and to find out ways to get involved with CASL. If we don't get a chance to cross paths sooner, we look forward to seeing you at the 2015 CASL State Conference on March 26th—30th in San Jose, California. Thank you for your support, passion, and motivation towards making our world a better place through student leadership. —Nathan Glovinsky, President
Where did CASL Come from?
The California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) is an outgrowth of the work of its sister organization, the California Association of Directors of Activities (CADA). In 1996, the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) saw a need for a board of student leaders in the state of California, and asked CADA to take the lead on its formation. Since then, the two organizations have supported each other in their shared mission to develop student leaders in schools around California and beyond!
Your Roadmap to Leadership Success
The California Association of Student Leaders is proud to welcome you to our new, student-designed website. We invite you to explore the site and check out all the stops our State Board has laid out for your leadership adventure—from the Road Map to Improved School Climate and Culture, to the workshop downloadables in the Resources section and fundraising ideas in the State Conference section, we think you'll find everything you need to embark on your leadership journey... but if you don't, we want to help you find what you're looking for! Check out the Meet the Board page to see our photos and biographies, then send us an email asking for more tips on getting to your leadership destination. The students of the CASL State Board are expert leaders—we go through rigorous, boot-camp style training each summer in order to be the best resource possible for student leaders all over California.
High School Recap Video
Middle School Recap Video
Coming Soon: The 2015 CASL State Conference
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The mission of the California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) as a student led, not-for-profit organization is to provide a statewide network that facilitates the development of ethical, responsible, and servant leaders. CASL’s initiative is to equip and empower students to be effective future leaders of the world through local, regional and statewide conferences.
A project of the California Association of Directors of Activities/The California Association of Student Leaders