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Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL)

“CASL is more than a leadership conference with a bunch of “smart kids.” It is an unforgettable experience that will provide you with knowledge you’ll take with you for the rest of your life, to make a difference in your community or even the world.” –Zach Blanchard, CASL graduate

CASL Class of 2017 with Governor Sununu during a visit to the New Hampshire State House.


The Capital Area Student Leadership program encourages students to become active, effective participants and leaders in their schools and community. The goals of CASL are:

• To recruit sophomores from area high schools (Bishop Brady, Bow, Concord Christian, Concord, the Derryfield School, Hopkinton, John Stark, Merrimack Valley, Parker Academy, Pembroke Academy, and Pittsfield) who show leadership potential and young adults likely to assume greater community responsibilities. The CASL program has graduated over 500 students over the last two decades.

• To inspire students to develop, refine and utilize their leadership skills in order to contribute to the greater Concord community.

• To educate students about local issues through the perspective of community leaders.

• To demonstrate problem-solving methods when dealing with opportunities and challenges within the greater Concord community.

• To create a dialogue and develop a network among the students and local leaders.

• To encourage students to recognize and develop leadership styles, skills and roles.

To hear more about the program from a few terrific alumni of the program, and two CASL committee members, click here for a video presented by ConcordTV on the "Nonprofit Connection" television show.
Thank you to Northeast Delta Dental for sponsoring the CASL
program this year. In addition, monies raised through the Chamber's
annual Funds for Education Golf Tournament.

For more information about next year's CASL program,
please email
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