2016 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elena Tipton

Platform: Campaign for Kindness
School: Thomas S. O’Connell Elementary School, East Hartford
Blog: Kindness is Kool
Press: CTKG Elena in the News
Contact:  CKGElena@kidgovernor.org
YouTube: 2016 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elena Tipton

About Elena

My name is Elena and I am your first Kid Governor. I have a campaign and my campaign is all about kindness. You and your class can help me by telling me all about what you do to be kind. One of my goals is to make the thirteenth of every month Kindness Day! A couple of days before the thirteenth I hope to be able to share ten suggestions on how you can be kind that day!

CTKG Elena’s Platform

Elena Tipton, the first ever Connecticut’s Kid Governor, ran on a platform of kindness. She wants to develop opportunities for Connecticut’s kids to share the amazing things they are doing every day to show kindness.

To achieve her vision, Elena outlined a three-point plan of action that kids across Connecticut can participate in. It includes:

  1. Make the 13th day of every month “Kindness Day” and create a blog where students and schools can share the “awesome” acts of kindness that they are doing.
  2. Work with kids and adults to bring Christian Bucks’ Buddy Benches to school playgrounds in CT– Elena has set a goat for 10 schools in our state to work toward getting Buddy Benches.
  3. Listen to the students of CT to find out great things happening at their schools so that we can all recognize and celebrate how awesome kids in CT are.

Watch Elena’s campaign video for more about her campaign!

Highlights from Elena’s Term in Office

January 29, 2016
Elena is Inaugurated as the first ever Kid Governor!

CTKG Elena’s Inauguration as Connecticut’s first Kid Governor was held at Connecticut’s Old State House on Friday, January 29, 2016. The seven student candidates from the CTKG Statewide Election and nearly 180 of their fellow students and teachers came to the Old State House for a celebration of the candidates and an immersive exploration of the three branches of government. Nearly 40 dignitaries and special guests attended the event. Read more…

March 18, 2016
CTKG Elena and Governor Dannel P. Malloy Tour Elena’s School

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elena and the Leadership Team at O’Connell Elementary School in East Hartford met with Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Commissioner of Education Dianna Wentzell at O’Connell School on March 18, 2016. They shared Elena’s Campaign for Kindness and talked about the role of the Governor in our state government.

August 15-17, 2016
CTKG Elena talks Kindness on her Summer Library Circuit

CTKG Elena poses with flyer about her event.

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elena visited libraries across the state as a part of the first even Summer Library Circuit. Elena visited Hartford Public Library in Hartford, Russell Library in Middletown, New Haven Free Public Library in New Haven, Farmington Public Library in Farmington, and Meriden Public Library in Meriden. CTKG presented her Campaign for Kindness platform and discussed how she and other students are working to make Connecticut a kinder state. Read about CTKG Elena’s Summer Library Circuit here.

CTKG Elena’s Accomplishments

Click here to learn more about CTKG Elena’s term in office and see how she made a difference!