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


Teachers: Join Us For A
Virtual Q&A Session!

The Connecticut’s Kid Governor®️ Statewide Election is fast approaching! Is your class ready to go? Whether you’re nominating a candidate or simply voting in the election, we’re here to help and answer all of your Kid Governor questions! Join our team for a short virtual presentation and Q&A session. We will discuss lesson plans, resources, dates, and more!


Kid Governor Makhi Announces His Statewide Library Circuit!

Kid Governor Makhi Ettienne-Modeste is coming to a library near you! Makhi will speak with fellow students and his constituents about his Protect Our Pets platform and how they can support it, provide an overview of his term as Kid Governor, share information on how fifth graders can participate in the Kid Governor program, and lead an interactive activity. Attend a visit near you!


Register for Connecticut’s Kid Governor® 2022-23!

Registration is open for Connecticut’s Kid Governor® 2022-23! Click button below to sign up for our free civics program and the fall Statewide Election. It takes less than 2 minutes!

Registered teachers will receive our free lesson plans and digital resources, and the first classes to register will receive a free Voting Kit with items to create an authentic polling place in their classroom this November. We want all fifth graders to have a voice and a vote in the upcoming election to determine who will serve as our state’s 2023 Kid Governor!


Kid Governor Makhi Encourages Donations to Local Animal Groups

The third point of Kid Governor Makhi’s platform focuses on encouraging donations to local animal organizations. He has researched how communities can support their local animal organizations and hopes that classes, schools, families, camps, and community organizations will participate in this point of his platform this spring and summer!


Kid Governor Makhi Announces the Winner of his Statewide Poster Contest!

At a recent press conference, Kid Governor Makhi announced the winner of his Protecting Our Pets Poster Contest. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General William Tong, and leaders from the Department of Agriculture, Department of Children and Families, and Connecticut Humane Society joined Makhi for the special announcement


Kid Governor Makhi and his Cabinet Visit the State Capitol!

On April 26th, Kid Governor Makhi and his Cabinet visited the State Capitol in Hartford. Makhi, Brian, Elizabeth, Madelyn, Olivia, and Satvik (and their families) took a tour of the State Capitol with the League of Women Voters, met with Governor Ned Lamont in his office, did a television interview with Dennis House for his “This Week in Connecticut” program on WTNH, were introduced on the floor of the House of Representatives, met with their legislators for one-on-one meetings, visited with Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, and took a tour of the State Supreme Court and Museum of Connecticut History.


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.