Involve the kids! Letters to Leaders gets messages from
Texas school children to elected officials.
Why should kids write to Texas state leaders?
To make a real connection, so that children and the people seeking or occupying public office can begin to relate; and
To show kids and youth have a role in public life. Letters today are a good step toward lifelong civic involvement.
Whether you are a parent, a kid, or you work with children in the classroom or after school, this page is for you.
Letters to Leaders collects messages from elementary and secondary school students to those in elected office in Texas.
Younger children often submit artwork with their vision for the future of Texas, whereas children in 4th grade and older typically write letters. We help route letters to children's own elected leaders in state or federal office.
Download our Letters to Leaders template
, or use your own format. Our activity guides below offer tips, too. Send letters
complete with your address, so your state leaders can write you back, to:
Letters to Leaders
c/o Texans Care for Children
811 Trinity, Suite A
Austin, TX 78701
|Sample Letters|| See samples of letters submitted by children who participated in Letters to Leaders in earlier years. |
Our guidelines provide tips for teachers, program leaders, parents, and young letter-writers and artists.
|Teachers' Guide - Letters|| |
Get lesson plans for students in 4th grade and up.
|Teachers' Guide - Art|| |
Get lesson plans for grades 3 and under.