Sunday, July 16, 2017

Connecticut's Kid Governor Coming to Russell Library July 20th!

Jessica Brocksom of Milford is this year's Connecticut Kid Governor.
On Thursday, July 20th at 1:30pm, Connecticut's Kid Governor Jessica Brocksom will be presenting her ideas at Russell Library. All ages are welcome.

Jessica won the election last November on the platform of humane treatment for animals.  

"Connecticut’s Kid Governor (CKG) is a national award-winning statewide civics program created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN). CKG is sponsored by the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies and the State Department of Education. The free program, which is in its second year, teaches 5th graders across the state about government, elections, and the importance of civics engagement through a real-life election that’s timed to coincide with Election Day in November. Each officially registered 5th grade class in Connecticut is eligible to either enter one student candidate into the election, vote for the next Kid Governor based on a platform or community issue that the CKG candidates campaign on, or both. Winner of a 2016 Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History, the Connecticut’s Kid Governor program inspires students to be lifelong agents of change, active participants in our government, and registered voters when they turn 18."  --
quoted from the Connecticut Kid Governor website: 

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