2019 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Ella Briggs

Platform: LGBTQ Youth Safety
School: CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School, Avon
Blog: Pride-Hope-Love
Press: CTKG Ella in the News
Contact: Ella@CT.KidGovernor.org
YouTube: 2019 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Ella Briggs
Cabinet: 2019 Kid Governor’s Cabinet

About Me

Hi, my name is Ella Briggs, and I am a 5th grader at Ana Grace Academy of the Arts in Avon, CT. I live in East Hampton, CT with my parents, my sister Riley, my two dogs Ace and Sammy, and my cat Otis. I like to hang out with my friends, cuddle my dogs, and make people laugh. I enjoy singing and dancing, and I really enjoy learning about all different kinds of animals– especially snakes. As a leader, I am kind, empathetic, determined, and very passionate about helping others.

CTKG Ella’s Platform

2019 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Ella Briggs was elected on her platform of LGBTQ Youth Safety. Her platform focuses on three platform points to advocate for youth in the LGBTQ community:

  1. Promote adoptions of LGBTQ+ youth who are homeless. Click HERE to learn about Ella’s Pride-Hope-Love poster contest to promote CT Family Day.
  2. Train teachers on how to support LGBTQ+ youth. Click HERE to watch Ella’s webinar for educators on LGBTQ+ youth safety.
  3. Create youth programs for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. Click HERE to view Ella’s Guide to Start a Pride-Hope-Love Club in Your Elementary School.

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

Support Ella’s Pride-Hope-Love Platform in your classroom by completing the Showing Respect for All Students bonus lesson! Click here to download.

Ella’s Accomplishments & Term Highlights

Click here to explore Ella’s accomplishments and highlights from her term.

Announcing Ella Briggs as the 2019 Connecticut’s Kid Governor, November 2018

WTNH News 8’s Kent Pierce announces the results of the 2018 Statewide Election.

Inauguration Day 2019, January 18, 2019

Ella Briggs is sworn in as the 2019 Connecticut’s Kid Governor at Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford.

CTKG Ella’s Remarks at the Governor’s Prevention Partnership Dinner, November 2019

CTKG Ella was invited to the Governor’s Prevention Partnership’s 30th Anniversary Celebration to share her Pride-Hope-Love platform with community, business, and government leaders.