About Kids Voting Ohio
Kids Voting Ohio is a Non-Partisan, non-profit organization that serves Ohio schools through voter education and preparedness, promoting civic engagement, and increased family and community communication about citizenship. Kids Voting Ohio is an affiliate of Kids Voting USA.
Why Kids Voting Ohio?
In Ohio, voter turnout is the lowest among voters between the ages of 18 to 29 and lower than our neighboring states in this age group. At Kids Voting Ohio we are committed to creating life long voting habits in children. We believe this is possible by providing students with necessary voter education, government function education, and all the resources necessary for informed civic engagement.
To Provide all Ohio students with the education and resources necessary to understand the role of local, state, and federal governments and the American voting process.
Kids Voting Ohio in Schools
Bring Kids Voting Ohio to Your Students
“Kids Voting Ohio gave me a platform in high school to feel connected to our larger democracy before I could actually vote. Kids Voting was a bridge to my civic engagement before I ever dreamed I’d be Columbus’ City Council President.” - Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council President
Voter education and preparedness is essential for Americans and our society. Voter turnout and civic engagement among youth in Ohio is at an all time low. By providing voter education curriculum, lessons, activities, and resources throughout a child's development stages we can ensure by the age of 18, Ohio students are ready to vote and engage in other civic responsibilities.
Bring Kids Voting Ohio to your school today! Kids Voting Ohio is free to all participating Ohio schools and districts. Kids Voting Ohio Programs will be offered statewide beginning in the fall of 2021.
Kids Voting Ohio is currently offering a simplified pilot program during the spring semester of 2021. Kids Voting Ohio Pilot Program Details PDF
Kids Voting Ohio will include the following:
Voter Education Curriculum
Local, State, and National Government Function Curriculum
Learning Activities and Videos
Resources for Parents, Students, and Teachers
Social Justice Initiatives
Student Scholarship Opportunities
Voter Registration Drive
Government Field Trips (Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year)
Framework for a Student-Led Club (Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year)