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

Kid Governor Makhi Launches his Statewide Poster Contest!

Kid Governor Makhi’s statewide poster contest is underway! Makhi invites 5th graders to submit artwork that raises awareness of showing kindness towards companion animals and pets. The contest is a collaboration between Makhi, The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Children and Families. Submissions are due Friday, March 25, 2022.

Kid Governor Makhi Fulfills the First Point of his Platform
with his “Protecting Our Pets” Educational Program!

Kid Governor Makhi hosted a live, virtual program about the signs of animal abuse and how to show kindness towards pets and companion animals on Friday March 4. Makhi’s Protecting Our Pets Educational Program featured animal experts Tanya Wescovich (Department of Agriculture) and Ashley Marshall (Connecticut Humane Society) who answered questions from Makhi and his Cabinet.

Meet the 2022
Kid Governor’s Cabinet!

The Kid Governor’s Cabinet is led by Connecticut’s Kid Governor Makhi Ettienne-Modeste and includes the six final candidates from the 2021 Statewide Election. The Cabinet will meet throughout 2022 to advise CTKG Makhi throughout his term, discuss how they can support CTKG Makhi’s campaign platform in their own communities, and collaborate with each other as they accomplish their own three-point platforms. 

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 partnership support from CT Humanities and the Gawlicki Family Foundation, and in partnership with the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.