Meet the Candidates highlights students who ran for Connecticut’s Kid Governor during the 2021-22 school year and their platforms. Each exhibit panel features a student’s explanation of their selected community issue, information about that issue, and their three-point plan. This year’s exhibit features 32 student panels and will inspire people of all ages to be active, engaged citizens.
Request Meet the Candidates for Your School
Each year, Meet the Candidates visits schools and libraries across the state and is seen by thousands of students — will your school be a stop this year? Email Jacob at Jacob.Orcutt@kidgovernor.org to request the exhibit for one week! (subject to availability) The exhibit is printed on indoor/outdoor material so schools can hang the panels inside or outside on a fence. There is no cost to borrow the exhibit and we will deliver it right to your school.
Resources for Schools:
Traveling Exhibit Fact Sheet – Information about the exhibit, its contents, and how it can be displayed.
Traveling Exhibit Lesson Plans– Schools who host the exhibit will also receive two civic action lesson plans that teachers of all grades can use in conjunction with the exhibit.
“Meet the Candidates” Exhibit Panels– Whether the traveling exhibit is coming to your school or you just want to inspire your students, all of the panels are at your fingertips!
Sample Press Release for Host Schools/Venues – Use this sample press release to tell your local media outlets that Meet the Candidates is visiting your school or venue!
See Meet the Candidates at Connecticut’s Old State House
Meet the Candidates will be installed on the fence outside Connecticut’s Old State House (Hartford) in spring 2022. The exhibit is free for visitors and the public to experience as they walk through downtown Hartford. Come inside Connecticut’s Old State House, home of the Kid Governor® program, for a tour of the museum and to see the Kid Governor’s Office!
5th grade students at West Vine Street School in Stonington pose with Meet the Candidates outside their school.
4th and 5th grade students exploring Meet the Candidates at CREC Discovery Academy in Wethersfield.