Thursday, May 10, 2018

The First Connecticut's Kid Governor Cabinet Meeting

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Last week held a milestone event for Connecticut's Kid Governor® as we had our first ever Kid Governor Cabinet meeting! 2018 CTKG Megan sat down with our staff and five of the six final candidates from the 2017 Statewide Election who now make up her cabinet. A'aliyah, Gwyn, Liliana, Madison, and Nathan all shared what they have been working on since the election and offered ideas to help Megan with her platform. Dillon could not be there but will be serving in the Cabinet.

Gwyn, who ran on a campaign to raise awareness about Childhood Poverty, talked about how she is helping to organize a toiletries drive at her school, Thomaston Center School. As a part of her platform, Gwyn wanted to hold drives at her school and those around the state to collect goods and foods for children who are struggling .

A'aliyah talked about how she has been working with other students to do anti-bullying skits on the morning announcements at her school, Clover Street School. As a part of her campaign platform, she wanted to create public service announcements or perform skits to showcase the role of the bystander, victim, and bully to help educate students.

Madison talked about how she has been working with a club at her school, CREC Discovery Academy, on how to be kind. The third part of her platform was to create presentations to help students learn about different ways to spread kindness.

Liliana wanted to help the elderly feel valued and helped to bring an adopt a grandparent program to her school in Southington, Plantsville Elementary School. Students and the elderly fill out forms so that they can be matched together based on common interests. Liliana wanted to create partnerships between schools and nursing homes for programs like this as a part of her platform.

Nathan talked about how he is still working to eliminate styrofoam trays in his school. During the meeting, he asked if Megan would join him in talking to Connecticut General Assembly committees about his issue.

Megan was able to update the cabinet on her platform and Stronger Than Cancer fundraiser that kicked off on May 7th. The cabinet members were able to offers ideas to help Megan spread the word about her platform and fundraiser by using social media and apps to educate students in a fun and engaging way.

For more about the Kid Governor's Cabinet, visit You can also check back here in the next few weeks for guest blog posts from the Cabinet Members about their work on their platforms! 

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