Kid Governor® began in 2015 as a concept for bringing innovative civics education to Connecticut 5th graders. Now, the program is a national movement that teaches students about state government, the election process, and the civic skills they need to take action on important issues. With affiliate programs in New Hampshire and Oregon, we hope to bring the Kid Governor program to more states and territories!
As with any statewide election, a lot of work goes into running each statewide Kid Governor program. Civics organizations (e.g. The Connecticut Democracy Center, New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, Oregon Secretary of State’s Office) spend hundreds of hours consulting with educators and civics experts, developing and updating lesson plans, organizing the statewide elections, organizing and hosting an annual inauguration, and supporting their state’s Kid Governor throughout their one-year term. The Kid Governor program is possible because of the dedication and determination of our affiliate organizations!
Visit the What is Kid Governor? page to learn more about the program and to download our Informational Booklet.
If you are an organization that would like to bring Kid Governor to your state, or if you know of an organization that you think would make a good affiliate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can chat! Please feel free to share this website and its resources with any organization you think might be interested.
Please note: Just as our Kid Governor® elections feature many terrific nominees who are not elected as Kid Governor, becoming a Kid Governor affiliate program can be a competitive process. We are happy to hear from any organization that would like to learn more about Kid Governor® and how to bring the program to your state, but we can only choose one affiliate per state. We appreciate your understanding.