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Fundraiser for Oklahoma’s Kid Governor Program
We have an exciting opportunity to bring a better understanding of civics to fifth-grade students across the state. As you may know, OICA took over the “Kid Governor” program from Sunbeam Family Services, but this past year we were notified that the term “Kid Governor” was trademarked and OICA chose to affiliate with the national Kid Governor® program. 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. OICA has been diligently working with the Oklahoma State Department of Education to implement this curriculum beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
We are honored to announce that our co-hosts for this event are Governor George and Donna Nigh, Governor David and Rhonda Walters, Governor Frank and Cathy Keating, Governor Brad and Kim Henry, and Governor Mary Fallin and Wade Christensen. This will be limited to 25 couples and the suggested donation amount is $2,500 per couple.
About the Kid Governor® Program
Kid Governor® is open to all fifth-grade classes and home school programs in the state. Timed to coincide with Election Day in November, Kid Governor® is an annual program that offers schools the opportunity to enter one student candidate into a statewide election that other fifth-graders vote in. Toolkits consisting of free, custom-designed lesson plans guide classroom teachers through the program and teach students about state government in their state, the history and process of voting, and active participation in civic life.
Fifth graders research community issues they care about, create three-point platforms to address those issues and make campaign videos. Schools run primaries to select nominees and each school’s winner advances to the Statewide Election. In November, fifth-graders evaluate the online campaign videos of the final seven candidates and cast their votes for the student and platform they support. The student receiving the most votes serves a one-year term of leadership and advocacy, working with OICA to fulfill their campaign platform and mobilize students statewide to take action and make a difference on the winning campaign issue.
Can we count on your support to bring this program to classrooms across the state and support OICA’s mission?