Santa Clara County Office of Education



Your Voice Matters!


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About The California State Seal of Civic Engagement

On September 10, 2020, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted criteria and guidance to award a State Seal of Civic Engagement (SSCE) to California students who demonstrate excellence in civics education and participation, and an understanding of the United States Constitution, the California Constitution, and the democratic system of government. By adopting these criteria, California joined a small but growing number of states that formally recognize and promote student civic engagement with seals to affix to student transcripts, diplomas, or certificates of completion.



Youth Voter Toolkit

The Youth Voter Toolkit is here! Supporting students beyond simply registering to vote. To access this interactive digital notebook, click on the following link: Youth Voter Toolkit (Google Docs).

What is included?
  • Resources to help students identify what they care about and their "why" of voting
  • Activities to guide them through making informed decisions
  • Tools for developing their voting checklist and plan to continue voting in future elections amplify youth vote & voice!

For more information, please contact



Election Postcards

Election 2020 is November 3. YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Cast your ballot and vote for the things that matter most to you!



Students Participating in Civics

Juvenile Justice Youth Win Law Day Poster Contest with Powerful Image of Single Fist

"Every year, the Santa Clara County Superior Court's Community Outreach Committee coordinates a Law Day poster contest for students at the William F. James Ranch as part of a broader outreach effort for Law Day. Law Day is a nationally recognized date, May 1, dedicated to celebrating the role of law in our society and cultivating a deeper understanding of the legal profession..." Rada, Benjamin T./Superior Court of California County of Santa Clara, 2020. Press release. Read full PDF article.