2023 Capital Area Student Leadership application

Thank you for your interest in Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL). New Hampshire's only regional student leadership program has been in existence for more than 25 years, graduated over 700 leaders and is offered annually through the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce thanks to the generous support of program sponsor Northeast Delta Dental.


CASL is open to high school sophomores who either reside in or attend school in the Greater Concord area (visit our CASL webpage to confirm that you're eligible for the program). CASL participants are expected to attend all program dates. There is a small amount of required reading and homework.

Program Details

Applications for the 2023 program must be received by Monday, December 12, 2022. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. All students who apply will be interviewed at their school in the month of January, and the class will be announced by February 1. Please review the following program dates prior to applying. Participants are expected to attend all events and sessions:

  • Student/Family Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 21 at 5 pm
  • Orientation: Monday, March 6 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm
  • History, Arts, Culture & Community Session Day: Wednesday, March 8 from 8 am - 3 pm
  • Communications Session Day: Wednesday, March 15 from 8 am - 3 pm
  • Law & the Judicial Process Session Day + Graduation: Wednesday, March 22 from 8 am - 6 pm
  • Snow date: Wednesday, March 29 (only activated as a make-up day if needed)

Transportation to and from the CASL session days is not provided. If this could be a limiting factor for you to participate, we can discuss options during the interview process.

CASL tuition is $50 per student. Tuition assistance is available; information will be sent to you upon selection into the program.

Breakfast and lunch are provided at all session days, and dinner is provided at Orientation.


Students with questions regarding the program or application process are encouraged to contact the Chamber directly at (603) 224-2508 x103 or via email.

I'm ready to apply!

Before you fill out this application, please carefully review both school and residence eligibility requirements, and discuss the mandatory program dates with your parent(s) or guardian(s) to confirm that if you are accepted into CASL you will be able to commit to the the program in its entirety. Students who cannot attend all program dates and/or arrange for transportation to and from the program session days are asked to refrain from applying and to leave that slot available for another student who can benefit from CASL.

Please note - this is a live form and your individual entries are not saved until final submission. We suggest that you read through the entire form first. Gather your information and save it elsewhere before starting to fill out the form, particularly the essay section. Once you're ready to officially submit your online application, please check the box at the end of the application letting us know you're done making edits. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation within 1-2 business days. If you do not receive a confirmation, please reach out to programs@concordnhchamber.com to ensure that your submisson was successful.