Announcing CTKG Myra & CT DCF’s 2020 CT Family Day Poster Contest

Happening Now: 2020 CT Family Day Poster Contest

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Myra Stanfield is committed to her platform of Standing Up for Animals in Need, and raising awareness of how kids can help companion animals. To achieve this, she and The Connecticut Democracy Center are partnering with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, PAWS for Kids, and the Office of Senator Logan on the 2020 CT Family Day Poster Contest! The contest is open to all Connecticut 5th graders and artwork must be submitted by Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Click HERE to learn more about the contest, rules, and how to enter.


CTKG Myra Holds Her First Cabinet Meeting

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Connecticut’s Kid Governor Myra hosted her first Cabinet meeting at Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford. Myra and her Cabinet discussed their plans for the year ahead, what work they’ve been doing in their schools already, and how they can work together to support Myra’s Standing Up for Animals in Need platform.

Learn more about the 2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor’s Cabinet HERE.


CTKG Myra and the Kid Governor’s Cabinet Attend Opening Day at the State Capitol

On February 5, 2020, Connecticut’s Kid Governor Myra Stanfield and members of her Cabinet attended Opening Day at the Connecticut State Capitol. CTKG Myra and Cabinet members Ariana, Derek, and Lucie were recognized on the floor of the House of Representatives, watched Governor Ned Lamont’s State of the State address, and met with Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz in her office. These student leaders were able to test their knowledge about state government in the place where it happens and spoke with members of the executive and legislative branches about their work.

Click HERE to watch CTKG Myra and her Cabinet be recognized on the floor of the House of Representatives by State Representative Liz Linehan.

From Left to Right: CTKG Myra; State Representative Liz Linehan; Cabinet Members, Derek, Ariana, and Lucie; Connor Linehan.

Announcing: Connecticut’s Kid Governor Partners with Connecticut Humanities

The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House is proud to announce a new Connecticut’s Kid Governor partnership with Connecticut Humanities.

Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and historic organization that tell the state’s stories, build community, and enrich lives.

Jason Mancini, Executive Director of Connecticut Humanities, said: “Statewide initiatives and accessibility for our youth are especially important to us, and The Connecticut Democracy Center– through their Connecticut History Day and Connecticut’s Kid Governor programs– offers models of excellence, locally and nationally.”

Thank you to Connecticut Humanities for their major funding and partnership support.


Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program created by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House. The program is presented with major funding and support from CT Humanities and the Gawlicki Family Foundation, and in partnership with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.