Sacramento Advocacy Program
On March 16, 2022, the WHS PTSA will send 4-5 WHS students to Sacramento. The Advocacy Trip is an educational experience to travel to the state capitol along with other Irvine high school peers to advocate on behalf of education.  This year there will be 31 students representing Irvine Unified PTA Council. The application process is open to both Junior and Senior students.
In addition to day trip to Sacramento on March 16, there are 5-6 evening trainings that are required as this prepare you for the issues. The meeting details are on the attached application. This experience exposes you to legislators, lobbyists, and policy makers.
The application deadline is January 20, 2022.  Please see the application and respond via email.  If you have questions, please ask Jill Shea at

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Student Board Membership

Did you know that students can serve on the California State PTA Board of Managers? As full voting members who serve alongside adult volunteers, they are able to share their unique perspectives on current issues, voice their concerns, and provide important insights during meetings. Service as a board member provides students with a valuable opportunity to develop leadership skills within the framework and organizational structure of the California State PTA. For a complete list of duties and responsibilities, click here.

Who is eligible? Student board members must be high school juniors or seniors in the 2020-2021 school year. Those selected will serve on the California State PTA Board of Managers from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

How can students apply? The online application can be found here. The deadline is March 15, which may sound like a long way off, but all applicants must submit recommendations and will be interviewed, so they should start the process as soon as possible!


Each month, the Fourth District PTA Advocacy Team produces a publication called Advocacy Communicator. The purpose is to provide you with current advocacy information including issues affecting education on both the state and local levels, as well as information about PTA. It also contains announcements about upcoming speakers and events that are pertinent to children and education.

To access the latest issue as well as prior issues please click here: and select the advocacy tab to find our more about these current events and issues affecting education.

Our goal is to empower you, as a PTSA member to become an advocate for our students.

Application forms and further information on Advocacy will be posted on this page in due course.