The Long Beach Unified School District’s effort with the Long Beach City Clerk’s Office to expand student voter registration and education was recently highlighted in The Civics Center Report. The Civics Center is a nonprofit project dedicated to building foundations of youth civic engagement and voter participation through education, organizing and advocacy.
The partnership between the district and city encourages voter registration and education among students by connecting them with city representatives. The city works alongside LBUSD history teachers, student government directors and high school social studies departments to bring a City Clerk representative to meet with students in class.
The classroom meetings typically occur around National Voter Registration Day in September and California’s High School Voter Education weeks. This year, City Clerk representatives met virtually with 65 classes across seven schools and reached several thousand LBUSD students.
The Civics Center is supported by its fiscal sponsor Community Partners, a nonprofit organization that helps foster and launch creative solutions to community challenges. To read the full report, visit thecivicscenter.org/publications.