Introducing Connecticut's Kid Governor!
CT Kid Governor sitting at her honorary desk at CT's Old State House

This past November, hundreds of 5th graders across the state participated in the election of the first ever Connecticut’s Kid Governor through a pilot program created by Connecticut’s Old State House. After an exciting race, the students elected Elena Tipton, who ran on a Campaign for Kindness platform. This website outlines Elena’s 3-point plan of action, shares her video messages to her constituents, and links you to her Kindness is Kool blog where she will share ways we can all be kinder to others. On behalf of Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elena, we invite you to join in the Campaign for Kindness movement and help make our world a better place—starting right here in Connecticut!

We are honored to share that the Connecticut’s Kid Governor program has been awarded a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). These awards recognize excellence in the collection, preservation and interpretation of state and local history – something we’re all about here at Connecticut's Old State House! The program and our museum will be recognized at the AASLH Annual Meeting this September in Detroit, Michigan.