Lets Get Positive!

CTKG Reese gets ready to kick off her second platform point!

With February behind us, Connecticut’s Kid Governor Reese is getting ready to kick off her second platform point by asking students to submit positive messages to be shared in a Virtual Community Crate with the residents of Connecticut. Classes can download the activity and learn how to submit messages HERE.

Stay tuned for the launch of the Virtual Community Crate and CTKG Reese’s Poster Contest!

CTKG Reese invited to National Governors Association Virtual Winter Meeting with President Biden

To close out February, the National Governors Association invited Connecticut’s Kid Governor Reese, New Hampshire’s Kid Governor Charlie, and Oregon’s Kid Governor Taneesh to attend a public session of their Virtual Winter Meeting 2021 featuring remarks from President Joe Biden. The students attended the livestreamed session and were able to listen to President Biden’s remarks about the big issues facing our country and the role of the nation’s governors.

Thank You for the Positive Letters!

As a part of CTKG Reese’s first platform point, 5th graders were invited to create Valentine’s Day cards to send to their local nursing homes. During the February holidays, hundreds of cards were send to area nursing homes in the Southington, Meriden, West Hartford, and Cornwall areas..

Even though Valentine’s Day is over, your class can still participate! Consider creating greeting cards with positive messages to keep the emotional positivity going this spring! You can find suggested messages and more information HERE.

Calling All Teachers: What Are Your Favorite Civics Books?

March is National Reading Month and we want to know your favorite civics books for kids! Your suggestions will help us expand our recommended books in the Kid Governor® Library and might be featured on our social media.
Email Samantha.Gorski@kidgovernor.org with your favorite civics books and why you love them, and be sure to explore the Kid Governor® Library at kidgovernor.org/library!

Read Now: CTKG Reese’s Blog

CTKG Reese’s blog is now LIVE! Head over to her blog and subscribe to keep up to date with Reese’s term in her own words. Click HERE to visit the blog.

Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program created by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House. The program is presented with major funding and support from CT Humanities and the Gawlicki Family Foundation, and in partnership with the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.