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GSA Unveils New Look For Kids.gov

GSA #10404

September 14, 2007
Contact:  Diane Merriett, (202) 501-1231
diane.merriett@gsa.gov

Washington, DC - Whether your child has a report due on Ben Franklin or wants to learn how to become an astronaut, Kids.gov, the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) redesigned family-friendly website, has the answers.

“The new Kids.gov site was designed with kids in mind,” said GSA Administrator Lurita Doan. “It’s simple to navigate and has lots of interesting, educational content on a wide array of subjects.  Best of all, parents and educators can trust that the sites on Kids.gov are safe and trustworthy.”

A new design and links to over 1,200 webpages from government agencies, schools and educational organizations make Kids.gov easy for children to learn, explore and have fun.

To simplify navigation, Kids.gov was divided into two age groups: Grades K-5 and 6-8.  Each group features links from government and nongovernment sources geared to specific learning levels.  A new section for educators includes links to helpful lesson plans, classroom activities and web resources.  New links and special sites are also highlighted on the homepage, so kids can always find something new and fun.

Kids.gov helps children, parents and teachers locate appropriate content on more than 20 different topics ranging from the arts and music to space and history.  Kids can learn how government works, get homework help, and much more. 

Kids.gov is managed by the Federal Citizen Information Center, a division of GSA’s Office of Citizen Services & Communications.

Visit Kids.gov today – it is the official kids’ portal for the U.S. government.

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Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government.  GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and eGov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did you know?  GSA’s Kids.gov site received 1.9 million visits in 2006.