Meet the Candidates Traveling Exhibit
The Meet the Candidates Traveling Exhibit is back for 2020! For a third year, we have created this traveling exhibit to highlight the students who ran for Connecticut’s Kid Governor during the 2019 Statewide Election and their platforms. Each exhibit panel showcases a candidate or nominee for CTKG and highlights their community issue, their three-point plan of action, an explanation of why their issue is important, and a brief bio. This year’s exhibit features nine student panels and accompanying lesson plans to inspire students of all ages in your school to be active and engaged citizens.
Last year’s exhibit visited 11 schools across the state and was seen by an estimated 5,500 students– will your school be a stop this spring? To request the exhibit, email Jacob Orcutt at Jacob.Orcutt@KidGovernor.org.
Scheduled Dates & Venues
- January-December 2020- Connecticut’s Old State House, Hartford, CT. Open to the public! (admission rates apply)
CTKG Meet the Candidates Traveling Exhibit Fact Sheet– Information about the exhibit, its contents, and how it can be displayed.
CTKG Meet the Candidates Traveling Exhibit Lesson Plans– Schools who host the exhibit will also receive two civic action lesson plans that teachers of all grades can use in conjunction with the exhibit.
CTKG Meet the Candidate Panels– Whether the traveling exhibit is coming to your school or you just want to inspire your students, all of the panels are at your finger tips!
Praise for Past Years’ Traveling Exhibits
“The traveling exhibit helped generate excitement on the part of students and their parents. It was a great visual for back to school night when I introduced the program.” – Christina O’Neill, Long Meadow Elementary School, Middlebury
“We really enjoyed having the exhibit here!” – Jeff Cowan, Webster Hill School, West Hartford
“…It was the CTKG program, the traveling exhibit and the lesson materials that were a real motivation for our service work.” – Elaine Temel, Pawcatuck Middle School, Stonington
“All of these kids have such powerful things to say. It’s so impressive. And some of them picked such adult topics like homelessness. I can see them all going on to do big things!” – Visitors to Connecticut’s Old State House