Achievements

  • Over the past 70 years, CASC has trained over 250,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in leadership and life skills.

  • Since 2012, six pieces of legislation introduced by CASC student leaders have been signed into law.

  • Placed over 500 students on school accreditation teams.

  • Secured a student voting position on the California State Board of Education.

  • Introduced CASC curriculum in eight countries including China, Russia, Pakistan, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Croatia.

  • As a result of its success in youth leadership and development, the California Task Force on Self-Esteem honored CASC as a model self-esteem program, and the International Youth Foundation selected CASC as a model youth program.

  • In 2017 alone, CASC distributed more than $20,000 in scholarships to participants in need.

  • CASC could not provide outstanding education and social experiences to more than 2,000 youth annually without the commitment of dozens of volunteers who serve as youth advisors and contribute thousands of hours to ensure the success of each of our programs.

  • Documented statistically significant increase in delegate self-esteem and perception of self as a leader.​

  • One-hundred-percent of State Council members earn degrees at 4-year colleges.

 

  • Placed student members on legislative committees for the Association of School Administrators and the California School Board Association.

 

  • One-hundred-percent of alumni surveyed stated that involvement in CASC influenced their success as a leader. Ninety-five-percent stated that CASC had a greater influence on them than any other organization. Eighty-eight-percent stated that CASC involvement influenced their professional accomplishments.

 

  • Alumni serve(d) as CEO's, COO's, and CFO's of start-ups, executives at nonprofits, officials in the U.S. State Department, U.S. Treasury Department, professors, attorneys, physicians, school administrators, business consultants, professional speakers, engineers, and film producers. Prominent CASC alumni include:

    • Wally AdeyemoFormer Assistant Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of the Treasury

    • Laurel MillerFormer envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, U.S. State Department

    • Joe SimitianFormer State Senator and current Supervisor in the Santa Clara County

    • Mike Walsh2017-2018 President of the California School Boards Association and board member in the Butte County Office of Education

    • Derek YungCFO Hotwire

California Association of Student Councils       

FACT SHEET

The California Association of Student Councils (CASC) is a 501(c)(3) student-led nonprofit organization founded in 1947 by the California State Board of Education and the California Association of School Administrators. It is governed by a State Council composed of 24 high school students and a 15-member Board of Directors composed of ten adults and five students elected by the State Council.

California Association of Student Councils
51 E. Campbell Ave., Suite 102

Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (510) 834-2272
Fax: (510) 834-2275
E-Mail: june.thompson@casc.net

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