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

Registration is open for Connecticut’s Kid Governor®️ 2023-24!

Calling all 5th grade teachers! Before the school year ends, register your 2023-24 class for Connecticut’s Kid Governor®! Click the button below to sign up for our free civics program and give your students the opportunity to vote in the 2023 Statewide Election. It takes less than 2 minutes!

Look for the following free resources this summer:

  • 2023-24 Annual Startup Guide
  • Toolkits of lesson plans
  • Updated virtual resources: bitmoji classrooms, Google Forms activities, Google Slides worksheets, ELA activities, PDFs of individual lesson plans, bonus activities, Spanish translations of student worksheets, and more.
  • Rules & Entry Forms
  • Videos resources for students and teachers

Kid Governor Ellie’s Poster Contest!

To achieve the third point of her platform, Ellie will create a digital mental health hub with uplifting messages and resources to inspire kids. One way she collected inspiring messages is by partnering with the CT Department of Children and Families on a statewide poster contest!

Ellie invited 5th graders to submit artwork that answered the question, “what is an uplifting or inspiring message for kids struggling with anxiety and depression?”

Kid Governor Ellie presents her Educational Program!

On March 31, Kid Governor Ellie presented Express and Address Your Feelings, a live virtual program for students! This program fulfilled the first point of her platform: educate students about the signs of anxiety and depression and strategies to cope with those feelings. It featured Kid Governor Ellie and mental health experts from our state. The program is appropriate for students (and adults!) of all ages.

Meet the 2023 Kid Governor’s Cabinet!

The 2023 Kid Governor’s Cabinet is led by Connecticut’s Kid Governor Ellie Mendez and includes the six final candidates from the 2022 Statewide Election. The Cabinet meets monthly to advise CTKG Ellie throughout her term, discuss how they can support CTKG Ellie’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. It is a program in residence at Connecticut’s Old State House and is presented with major funding and partnership support from

And in partnership with