OICA Launches Search for Oklahoma’s Next Kid Governor

Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) is looking to select its third Oklahoma Kid Governor to be the voice and face of the agency’s efforts to address statewide issues affecting the well-being of Oklahoma’s children.

“Encouraging young people to get involved at this early age will allow them to have a voice on issues important to Oklahoma’s children,” said Joe Dorman, CEO of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy.  “I hope we have many young Oklahomans take advantage of this opportunity to be a spokesperson for their generation.”

To be selected as Oklahoma Kid Governor, candidates must be between the ages of 7 and 11 years old, live in Oklahoma, and submit a one-minute campaign video to OICA outlining:

  • Who they are (name, age, school, and where they live)
  • Why they want to be Oklahoma’s Kid Governor
  • What qualities and skills as a spokesperson they will bring to the position
  • Talk about an issue involving the state’s children that they think is very important and why it’s important. The issue could be child abuse and neglect, education, foster care, the physical or mental health of children, or any topic chosen by the candidate.

Videos longer than one minute will be disqualified.

The person selected as Kid Governor outgoing, able to speak well, have a sense of humor, and be passionate about helping other people – especially kids.  Also, the Kid Governor must be willing to travel to Oklahoma City to appear at live gatherings and in videos without compensation.  While we expect most opportunities for the Kid Governor will be virtual over the next year, there might be some instances where an in-person event might occur.

The Kid Governor will be selected before our Fall Forum in November. To submit a video, upload the video to Google Drive at https://tinyurl.com/okkidgov or post it on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OKChildAdv. The deadline for submitting entry videos is 5 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2020.

If you have any issues uploading the video, please contact Jay Gumm, OICA Communications Director, at jpgumm@oica.org.







Past Kid Governors:



Luke Peterson

Luke Peterson

2017 Audrey Patton
2016 Justin Evers

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One thought on “Kid Governor”

  1. I would like to nominate my grandchild, C. Kennedy.
    C has just completed a novel that will be published, quite an accomplishment for a 13 year old..
    C is passionate about those who have been persecuted and discriminated against.

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