Governor for a Day

What would you do if you were Rhode Island’s Governor for a day?

Every day I talk with young girls and women—from my own daughter to successful Rhode Island businesswomen—and I am reminded how important it is to expose young girls to the significance of public service.

Girls should know that, with hard work and dedication, the opportunities available to them here in Rhode Island are endless. That’s why I created the “Governor for a Day” essay contest for 5th–8th grade girls. This contest will give us all a chance to engage in that conversation.

Meet Rhode Island’s 2018 Governor for a Day,
Anna LaCroix!

Anna is an eighth grader at Chariho Middle School and wrote her essay about sexual assault prevention, equal pay and gun control.

Read her full essay here. (link to”