YouTube is giving families the tools to better understand and talk about civic engagement and the democratic process with their children. Kid Correspondent – a new four-part election special was just launched on YouTube and YouTube Kids. Part 1 and 2 are free-to-stream today and part 3 and 4 will premiere  on Mon., Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET on the SoulPancake channel. 

Kid Correspondent will also be available on YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel and the YouTube Kids app.

Kid Correspondent, from SoulPancake, is an inquiry-based kids and family program from the creators of Kid President. The 4-part special features Riah and a crew of correspondents that find inspiration in the democratic process and learn life lessons like how to have healthy disagreements, or how to use a decision tree to make the tough decisions kids are thinking about. 

Kid Correspondent

Kid Correspondent will also feature guest appearances from celebrities and YouTube Creators including Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Rainn Wilson, Soledad O’Brien, Robin Roberts, Lisa Loeb, Rosanna Pansino and more. This is the second program that launched this month as part of YouTube’s work to help users access helpful, authoritative voting-related information. YouChoose 2020  premiered Oct. 6. 

Kid Correspondent is the latest addition to Participants Vote, Participant’s yearlong civic engagement campaign designed to deepen understanding of different forms of civic engagement and seed critical conversations around participating in the democratic process. Participant is the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social action.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: YouTube Originals


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