Connecticut’s Kid Governor®

In 2015, The Connecticut Democracy Center launched Connecticut’s Kid Governor® as a pilot civics program for 5th graders. Years later, Kid Governor® is a national program with affiliates in other states and Connecticut’s Kid Governor® as the flagship program. The state and national programs are in residence at Connecticut’s Old State House. Learn more at,, and

2022 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Makhi Ettienne-Modeste

Makhi Ettienne-Modeste of Windsor was elected by the 5th graders of his state to serve as the 2022 Connecticut’s Kid Governor. Makhi’s one-year term in office is focused on his Protecting Our Pets platform. Learn more about Kid Governor Makhi HERE and contact her at*.

*This email address is maintained by Connecticut’s Kid Governor staff. Only appropriate content will be shared with Kid Governor Makhi. 

Contact the Connecticut’s Kid Governor® Team

Nichole Pitruzzello
State Coordinator
The Connecticut Democracy Center