KIDS VOTING MISSOURI
Citizenship Education Program Coordinator
Kids Voting Missouri & My LOGO- Missouri Youth engaged in Local Government
464 Marillac Hall, One University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121
In 1995, the first Endowed Professor of Citizenship Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), Dr. Timothy O’Rourke, heard about a terrific national youth voter education called Kids Voting USA. Since its inception, in 1996, Kids Voting Missouri has been administered by the Citizenship Education Clearing House (known as CECH.) at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Missouri students are still completing lessons from the terrific Kids Voting USA Activity Guide, learning about elections and voting, and participating in a student voter registration activity. Sandy Diamond, a long-time civics educator and former Newspapers in Education Coordinator, joined UMSL and Kids Voting Missouri in 1999 to direct the program. With Election 2016, Sandy will be managing her 9th Kids Voting election. Almost 1.5 million K-12 St. Louis area youth, representing 400 area schools have had an opportunity to learn about elections and voting. Likewise, during these 19 years, more than 60%, or close to 846,000 students, have actually cast a KVMO ballot.