Programs for Students and Advisors
Summer Leadership Conferences
“CASC Camp” is a fun, life-changing experience for all students who want to lead in their schools, communities, and beyond. Advisors, activities directors, and staff participate too with the special track tailored for educators.
Student Advisory Board on Education (SABE) students only
For more than 40 years, student representatives from across California have met annually to find ways to improve our schools. Through the Student Advisory Board on Education (SABE) each November, students present their recommendations to the State Board of Education. They work with the board members to implement their ideas across California.
Student Advisory Board on Legislation in Education (SABLE) students only
Following the SABE program, many these same students along with others nominated by their principals convene for the Student Advisory Board on Legislation in Education (SABLE). They refine their ideas and present proposals to the State Senate and Assembly Committees on Education.
Youth Action Summit of California (YASC)
Held in March, the Youth Action Summit of California (YASC) is a state-wide conference for youth to discuss global issues and create local-level action plans to work towards solving those problems. It is also at this conference that the president and vice president of CASC are elected.
Region Conferences are one day trainings put on by the cabinet of a particular region. A standard set of curriculum is taught in regions throughout the state. This is also a great opportunity for schools to network with others in their area.
Elementary and Middle School Programs
Much like the Region Conferences, these programs are one day trainings held to service the schools in the immediate region. Curriculum and experiential learning are tailored towards elementary and middle school students, but they learn many of the same skills as the older students.
Custom Programs (Special Projects)
CASC devotes a portion of its time to designing and coordinating “special projects” targeted at entire student bodies, faculty and staff, parents, and community organizations. The results speak for themselves in the pilot projects we have undertaken.
Staff Development Program (SDP)
This annual program trains delegates to become skilled counselors and coaches.It is a great opportunity to learn leadership, facilitative and presentation skills that are applicable throughout all of life.
Region Officer Conference (ROC)
This conference is for Region Cabinet members to be trained in their position by their State Council counterparts.
State Council students only
The State Council is the ~25 student strong organizing body of CASC. These students perform all major functions at in-year programs and are one of two major decision making bodies of the organization.
Region Cabinet students only
CASC has split the state into twelve regions, each with its own cabinet to coordinate CASC activities and conferences in those regions.
Student Board Member Symposium
Several times throughout the year, CASC trains student board members to be able to more effectively serve on their school boards to better represent students.
WASC Student Accreditor Program students only
CASC facilitates the selection process for students to participate on accreditation teams for schools throughout the state.
Special Advisors Programs
Leadership Class Curriculum Workshop (LCCW)
This two day program will prepare teachers to design entire leadership course outlines and/or units of study. Participants will also become familiar with various methods of instruction and resources available to them. Areas such as interactive meeting skills and situational leadership will be explored in some detail.
ASB Advisors Workshop
This program is tailored towards ASB Advisors to hone their skills of coaching, planning, and guiding their classes throughout the year.
Other Programs by CASC
CASC’s programs are not limited to the U.S. There have been CASC leadership conferences in China, Russia, the U.k., and many other places on the globe.