Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

U.S. Senate Youth Program Instructions

Instructions for the 2023 U.S. Senate Youth Program Application and Exam.

NOTE: The deadline to submit and complete the entire application (Part A and Part B) has been extended to Friday, October 7, 2022, at noon.

To apply for the 2023 U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP), students must meet these minimum qualifications for eligibility:

  • Show demonstrated leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions in which they are actively representing a constituency in organizations related to government, education, public affairs, and/or community service.
  • Must be actively serving in qualified leadership positions, enrolled in high school as a junior or senior, and living in California for the entire 2022–2023 academic year.
  • Must be a legal citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application.

If the above has been met, then the student needs to complete Part A and Part B of the USSYP California Qualifying Application and Exam:

Part A (Application/Nomination Form)

NOTE: Students should begin working on Part A first while gathering the above list of required signatures and documents.

A completed Part A packet with all five required documents must be emailed as a single PDF to ussyp@cde.ca.gov using this naming convention: Last Name First Name 2023 USSYP Part A

NOTE: The deadline to submit the entire application (Part A and Part B) has been extended to Friday, October 7, 2022, at noon.

Part B (Application and Exam)

NOTE: Students may either complete the survey exam in one sitting or can work on the application in multiple sittings since there is a save feature within the survey application. Please allow adequate time to complete the entire application and exam which may take a few hours.

Additional Notes
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Incomplete submissions may be disqualified.
  • Please do not submit additional materials besides the required elements since they will not be evaluated.
Questions:   USSYP | ussyp@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 06, 2022
Recently Posted in Transforming Schools: Superintendent’s Initiatives
No items posted in the last 60 days.