The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy and Sunbeam Family Services have partnered to find the first Oklahoma Kid Governor. The Kid Governor will lead the "Vote 4 Kids"campaign where he or she will address statewide issues affecting the well-being of Oklahoma children.
Think your child has what it takes to be the Oklahoma Kid Governor?To be selected as Oklahoma Kid Governor, candidates must be between the ages of 7 and 11 years old, live in central Oklahoma and submit a one-minute campaign video to Sunbeam Family Services 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, physical or mental health of children or any topic chosen by the candidate.
The person selected as Kid Governor should be out-going, able to speak well, have a sense of humor and be passionate about helping other people—especially kids. In addition, the Kid Governor must be willing to appear at live gatherings and in videos without compensation.
Oklahoma’s Kid Governor will be selected March 14, 2016 by committee members from Sunbeam and OICA and will serve April 7, 2016 until the Oklahoma Kids Count Conference in fall of 2016. Kid Governor will make his or her inaugural appearance at Sunbeam Family Services Shine A Light dinner at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, April 7. Throughout the “Vote 4 Kids”campaign, he or she will do some public speaking and will appear in short video presentationsto help raise awareness of issues affecting children and to help make those issues a priority in the minds of Oklahoma’s citizens and policy makers.