January 30, 2023 “For the Children” Weekly Column by Joe Dorman, OICA CEO FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joe Dorman, CEO – Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy Telephone: (405) 833-1117 Email:
Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program for 5th graders created by the Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC) in 2015. Timed to coincide with Election Day in November, the program offers schools the opportunity to enter one student candidate into a statewide election that other 5th graders vote in. Classes can vote in the election, nominate a classmate to run for office, or both! Toolkits of in-class lessons guide teachers and students through the program.
Our special comic books are available for purchase for $4 each and $4 for shipping for up to 10 books. For each comic book you purchase, an Oklahoma 5th Grader will also receive a copy of the comic book.
Our annual calendar is a great way for us to share pertinent information concerning Oklahoma’s children and how policies and laws directly affect their lives. This puts the issue in front of advocates like you as well as Oklahoma’s policymakers as we provide a copy to each Oklahoma lawmaker, state and federal, as well as cabinet secretaries. The 2022 Calendars are in and available for purchase at $25. Watch our social media for daily calendar pages!