Our Mission

The mission of The California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) as a student-led, not-for-profit organization is to provide a statewide network, which facilitates the development of ethical, responsible, and servant leaders. CASL’s initiative is to equip and empower students to be effective future leaders of the world through local, regional, and statewide conferences.

CASL’s History

CASL works in partnership with the California Association of Directors of Activities (CADA). In 1994, the National Association of Student Councils (NatStuCo) saw a need for a board of student leaders in the state of California and reached out to CADA to lead this initiative. In 1996, CASL hosted their first State Conference in Visalia, California, with the first official Board of Student Directors being elected there. Since then, CASL and CADA have supported each other in their shared mission to develop student leaders in schools around California and beyond.

I am so incredibly grateful for my four years on the CASL Board–– meeting awe-inspiring fellow student leaders, yearning to evoke change in the world. I joined CASL as a freshman, wide-eyed and new to the leadership world. Although it’s sad to say that this is my fourth and final year on the Board, CASL’s endless connections, knowledge, and opportunities will stay with me all throughout life, beyond high school. Being introduced to CASL at the State Conference in 2019 as a seventh grader has granted me the gift of a lifetime: the ability to embrace my potential. It is my sincere wish that every single student of California is able to experience the same magical opportunities and experience I have had. Join us, in creating a better tomorrow and equip this generation of student leaders to embrace their potential. 

On behalf of the 2023-24 CASL State Board, I extend my endless gratitude towards you for your continued and unwavering support as we develop the new change-makers of this world. I am beyond ecstatic to meet everyone at the 2024 CASL State Conference, CASL’s Closet, where we’ll learn to embrace the potential. CASLove,

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