As youth graduates from high school they have added responsibilities to understand our democratic system, including being an informed voter. To help them incorporate this knowledge into their lifestyle, a number of programs and resources are available.
Civics Education – web page for the current LWVBAE team. This has been a major focus for our League, with much work done in the past.
Teen Center, A program through the YMCA that offers youth opportunities to participate in government, role play, write mock legislation, and debate.
MyVote Student Mock Election – Offered by the California Secretary of State, schools may participate in mock elections on real election topics, which are held immediately before state elections.
California Task Force on K-12 – Historical information from 2014-15 when a blueprint of action was established in order to implement civic learning throughout the state.
Power of Democracy – Empowering a citizenry that understands and participates in civic life.
Digital Citizenship – Videos created by Common Sense Education for Nearpod. Some have free previews as example, “Super Digital Citizen Lite.”
Oakland Unified School District – A resource as an alternative to suspension or expulsion.
SEEDS – Has programs in our schools and community to resolve conflicts using Restorative Justice.
Futures Without Violence – Information for youth and families – webinars, facts, programs, manuals.
California Magazine March 2015 “Justice, Not Retribution: The Emphasis on Suffering Isn’t Getting Us Anywhere.”
#Rethink Discipline What Committees Should Know About School Resource Officers. A conversation presented by the U.S. Department of Education on 12/17/15.