Youth Campaigns

​Student Advocates for Social & Emotional Growth Project Funding Opportunity


The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) is inviting fourth through twelfth grade student leadership groups to implement a youth-led campaign that addresses social and emotional learning. All Orange County public and private schools are eligible to apply.

Schools can apply for funding up to $500. Materials must be used for the campaign and may include t-shirts, promotional items, refreshments, general supplies, and/or speakers. Please note all items must be pre-approved and be purchased by OCDE. The school will not receive any funds directly. OCDE staff will also provide onsite technical assistance, training, and resources as needed to support the campaign.

Campaign Requirements:


  • The campaign should address an issue that contributes to positive social and emotional growth.

  • At least one campaign goal must be identified and evaluated by the student leadership group.

  • The campaign must be at least one week in length, reach a large proportion of the school population, and include multiple strategies to reach the intended goal(s).

  • Participating schools should collaborate with community or school groups to support their projects.

  • The activities should be new or expanded, not a duplication of previously conducted activities by the student leadership group in prior years.

  • The project must follow youth development principles where students partner with an adult advisor on the development and implementation of the campaign.

  • At the conclusion of the campaign, the students and advisor will participate in an evaluation of the project and must submit a summary report.

Student Advocate Flyer          Application Questions and Guidelines

Please review the Application Questions and Guidelines document prior to completing your application.

For more information, contact Alejandra Vaca at 714-966-4467 or

Stay tune for opportunities to apply for the 2019-2020 school year.