Spreading Kindness with CTKG Reese

Cards of Kindness Delivered to Nursing Homes Across Connecticut

Last week, CTKG Reese kicked off her Be Positive: Pandemic Perseverance platform and invited Connecticut’s 5th grade students to join her in sending Valentine’s Day cards to their local nursing homes. Students were encouraged to be creative and share messages of positivity in the form of handmade cards or decorations.

CTKG Reese and her school, Oshana Elementary School in Southington, delivered over 200 cards to The Summit nursing home in Southington. Mrs. Long’s class in Meriden, Mr. Vincent’s class in Cornwall, and Mrs. Heaton’s class in West Hartford shared their classes’ creations with us before sending them to their local nursing homes. Oregon’s Kid Governor Taneesh also supported CTKG Reese by creating handmade cards to deliver to his local nursing home.

With Valentine’s Day over, students can still support CTKG Reese’s first platform point. Your class can send letters or greeting cards to your local nursing home year round! You can find sample messages and care package ideas HERE.

CTKG Reese on WTNH News 8

CTKG Reese recently “sat down” with WTNH’s Stephanie Simoni to talk about her first platform point, brightening the lives of nursing home residents through positive messages. In the interview, Reese shares what inspired her to send Valentines and how students can help! Watch 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.

Spreading Positivity: Positive Messages for Connecticut Residents

Support CTKG Reese’s Be Positive: Pandemic Perseverance campaign by sharing positive messages for Connecticut residents. Classes can share positive messages to be shared online through Reese’s mask activity. Learn more HERE.

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.