NC Family’s Salt & Light
Student Civics Seminars
Raleigh, NC
Tuesday, March 14 FULL
Wednesday, March 15: FULL

NCHE is thrilled to work with the North Carolina Family Policy Council to offer civics education for 9th-12th grade homeschool students.  Each seminar is one day (choose either Tuesday or Wednesday).  Registration is limited to 25 students per day.  Each  program will begin at 9:30 and last until about 3:30 and include:

o  Discussion with the NC Family Policy Staff on the importance of Christian engagement in public policy
o  Instruction on how the NC General Assembly works
o  Instruction from the NC Family Policy Council President John Rustin on the role of a lobbyist and the “3 P’s” of effective advocacy
o  A visit with the Speaker of the NC House (as available)
o  Experiencing a real-life committee debate on a bill of interest
o  A tour of the NC General Assembly and the possibility of meeting with your state legislators

Parents will need to provide transportation between the NC Family Policy Council office (343 East Six Forks Rd, Raleigh) where the students will meet through lunchtime and the Legislative building (300 N. Salisbury St, Raleigh) for the after lunch session.  A light snack/breakfast and a lunch will be provided for registered students.  Business attire required.

Classes are limited to 25 9th-12th graders per day. Participation for registered students is free but registration is required (see form below). 

Parents may drop-off or may request to stay in the seminar room, sitting around the edge, as space allows.  Attentive thirteen and fourteen year olds may also stay with a parent in attendance.  Younger children are not permitted.

If you are coming from a distance and are interested in staying overnight, you may consider
o  Comfort Inn Raleigh Midtown, located about 9 minutes from the NC Family Policy Council office.  Rates start at $90 including breakfast; phone number is (919) 828-1813, or
o  Hampton Inn & Suites-Crabtree Valley, located about 5 minutes from the NC Family Policy Council office.  Rates start at $159 including breakfast; phone number is  (919) 881-7080

We will also be providing information on visits to the NC History Museum, the NC Natural Science Museum and other downtown Raleigh points of interest.


Questions? Please contact NCHE Activities Director, Evelyn Bickley at