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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
The Santa Clara County Office of Education TUPE Team engages youth in both local and countywide positive youth development opportunities through the Peer Advocate Program.
Peer Advocates are leaders, helpers, influencers, upstanders, and a friend.
This site is designed as a one-stop resource for our TUPE Peer Advocates working to reduce youth tobacco use by informing their peers about the harmful consequences associated with tobacco products. Through being a role model and helping peers become informed, Peer Advocates have the ability to make a huge difference in their peers' lives.
The site will be constantly expanding in order to ensure that the content and information is up to date and supportive to both our Site Coordinators and Peer Advocates.
Access to Peer Advocate Materials Folder (Google Drive) >>
The Peer Advocate Advisory Council (PAAC) is a Santa Clara County youth-centered leadership group that engages in community level advocacy and awareness projects ranging from media campaigns, research, and peer-to-peer education.
Click on the flyer to become a member for the upcoming 2022-23 school year!
PSA Contest 2021 - Evolution of Addiction - Why Vaping Isn't a Healthier AlternativeThe 2021 PAAC members invited the youth of Santa Clara County to create a PSA around the theme "Evolution of Addiction - Why Vaping Isn't a Healthier Alternative." The youth were encouraged to reflect on how the evolution of nicotine has shaped our current generation, and how you think it will affect the future.First Place Winner: The Plague by Sophie Wang
Second Place Winner: Survive the Vape by Jaimie Nguyen
Visit the sites below to learn more about the harms of vaping or tobacco use and the efforts of other advocacy groups!
California Youth Advocacy Network
Still Blowing Smoke
Don't Take the Vape Campaign
Learn More about the ATOD Prevention Program!