Chamber invites applicants for Capital Area Student Leadership

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CONCORD, NH (November 2019) - The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce announces that applications for the spring 2020 Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL) program are now available. CASL is open to high school sophomores who reside in and attend school in the Greater Concord area.

A long-standing component of the Chamber’s Business & Education Partnership, CASL encourages students to become active, effective participants and future leaders in their schools and communities through exposure to historical, cultural, environmental and civic aspects of the Greater Concord area. CASL has graduated more than 675 sophomore representatives from a dozen area high schools for more than 22 years.

Beginning with an orientation on February 19, CASL comprises three session days in March, each focusing on an important topic in the community. Utilizing Concord and surrounding towns as its “classroom,” the program provides first-hand knowledge and opportunities for dialogue with established leaders. Through field trips, hands on experiences and teacher facilitated discussions, the students gain special insight into the functioning of a working community.

CASL seeks sophomores with leadership potential and those who are likely to assume greater community responsibility in the future. A selection committee will review applications and visit the schools to conduct interviews of prospective participants. The application deadline for the 2020 program is Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at 5 p.m. To apply online or to download an application, please go to

CASL, the state’s only regional student leadership and civics program, offered annually for high school sophomores, is hosted by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and generously underwritten by Northeast Delta Dental.

For more information, please contact the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at (603) 224-2508, email, or visit

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