Welcome to the Official Website of Connecticut’s Kid Governor®

New: Support CTKG Ella’s
Pride-Hope-Love Platform

Support Connecticut’s Kid Governor Ella Briggs’ Pride-Hope-Love platform with the new Showing Respect for all Students activity! Adapted from Ella’s activity for Inauguration Day 2019, students are asked to come up with ideas for how they can show respect to all students in their school. The activity includes creative ways to display and discuss these ideas through writing projects and more. Click here for more. 

New: The Kid Governor Library!

March is National Reading Month and Connecticut’s Kid Governor is celebrating with the launch of the new Kid Governor® Library! The library features books about civics, government, and voting that will enable you to connect Kid Governor lessons with your English Language Arts curriculum. We’ve also included books that our current Kid Governors from across the country and staff enjoy! Check it out today!

Meet the Candidates Traveling Exhibit:
Stop #1, Casimir Pulaski Elementary School

The Meet the Candidates traveling exhibit is back for 2019! The exhibit is making its first stop at Casimir Pulaski Elementary School, home of 2018 Candidate Jason Hayes. You can request the exhibit to come to your school this spring by emailing Jacob at Jacob.Orcutt@KidGovernor.org.

Click HERE for more information about the traveling exhibit.

Meet 2019 Connecticut’s
Kid Governor Ella!


On January 18, 2019, Ella Briggs of East Hampton was sworn in as the 4th Connecticut’s Kid Governor. Ella was elected during the 2018 Statewide Election based on her Pride·Hope·Love platform. Ella attends the CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School in Avon. Learn more about CTKG Ella here.

Inauguration Day 2019

Weren’t able to to watch Inauguration Day 2019 live? You can watch the full ceremony on demand here.

Take a look at pictures from that day on our Facebook page.

Stronger Than Cancer: Video Series

2018 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Megan Kasperowski spent her term working on her Stronger Than Cancer: Lifting Spirits & Changing Lives platform. As a part of her platform, Megan wanted to create videos of interviews with people who have or have had cancer. This platform point has turned into the Stronger Than Cancer video series. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when each video in the series is published.

Watch Part 1: What is Cancer?

Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning statewide civics program created by the Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC), formerly the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN). Connecticut’s Kid Governor is presented with support from the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.