High school sophomores may apply to CASL

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CASL class of 2022 on walking tourCONCORD, NH (November 2022) – Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL) is an immersive program that encourages students to learn more about their community, and their own unique skills and strengths as leaders. Presented by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, and generously underwritten by Northeast Delta Dental, CASL has been in existence for more than 25 years, graduated over 700 leaders, and is the only regional student leadership program in the state.

The program includes three day-long sessions in March 2023 that feature activities in public speaking, mindfulness, networking, teamwork and creative problem-solving. CASL students interact with professionals from diverse industries, including civic leaders, members of the judiciary, and young entrepreneurs. One of the program highlights is a panel discussion with area business leaders. "Someone I met [during the panel] was Dan," wrote a student in the CASL class of 2022. "I just remember him the most and his story about how he wasn't the best student in high school and didn't get the best grades. He started his own business at 13 by doing yard work and fencing, he met a few people along the way and now he owns a multi-million-dollar company. He said that not procrastinating was and is a major part of his success."

All area high school sophomores are invited to apply; the CASL class of 2023 will include students with unique backgrounds and skills who are curious about their local community, developing real-world skills, and exploring career opportunities by connecting with local leaders. "I learned that I thought I was very shy and quiet, however I am capable of speaking in front of large groups of people, sharing my own ideas and opinions, and interacting with others who I do not know. I have learned that I am capable of so much more than I originally had thought," wrote another student in the CASL class of 2022.

Students may learn more and apply online by Monday, December 12 at concordnhchamber.com/casl.

Incorporated in 1919, New Hampshire's state capital chamber of commerce—the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce—develops economic opportunities, strengthens the business climate, and enhances quality of life in the Capital region. As largest chamber in the state, it is deeply invested in the local community and dedicated to shaping competitive economic development strategy, advocating for policies and projects that benefit the region, and promoting Concord as a culturally vibrant visitor destination. For more information, please visit concordnhchamber.com.

Photo cutline: CASL students take a historic walking tour of downtown Concord with City Councilor Jennifer Kretovic.

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