Connecticut’s Kid Governor® 2021-22

Welcome to another year of Connecticut’s Kid Governor®! This fall, 5th graders will elect one of their peers to serve as their 2022 Kid Governor. Over the course of the program, students will learn about:

  • The three branches of state government
  • The role of the governor
  • Why elections are important
  • The history of voting in the United States and Connecticut
  • Leadership
  • Civic participation
  • and more!

Students will also learn that they have a voice and can make a difference in their community and state! If your class is nominating a student to run for Connecticut’s Kid Governor, they will explore what it takes to run for office, understand to use their ideas and voices to make a change in their community, and learn how to inspire others to get involved. If your class is only voting in the election, they will experience voting first hand and see that their vote matters.

To learn more about the program and explore this year’s resources, select your role: