NCHE helps to facilitate the opportunity for teens of NCHE member families to participate in the Governor’s and the North Carolina Senate’s and House of Representatives’ Page Programs by setting aside a week each year as homeschool week and providing help for those who wish to go on their own at other times.
The North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives Page Programs provide the opportunity for students to find out firsthand how laws are made by helping in an individual senator’s or representative’s office. These pages must be between the ages of 15 (or in the ninth grade) and 18, must be in good academic standing in their schools and sponsored by a Representative or Senator.
The 2018 Senate and House Page weeks will be assigned over the winter.
The Governor’s Page Program provides an opportunity for students (age 16-18–or soon to be 16) to find out first hand about the function/operation of state government. The Governor’s Office page program focuses on educational and professional development. Activities include visits and interaction with each of the three branches of government (visiting the State Supreme Court and justice(s); visiting the Legislature and meeting with House and/or Senate members; meeting with Cabinet Secretaries). Additionally, students may do some clerical work in the Governor’s office. For the NCHE group, an effort will be made to include a visit with the Office of Non-Public Education (the “homeschool office”).
The 2017 NCHE Governor’s Page week is September 18-21. Do NOT register at their online site. Instead, directly contact Page Program Coordinator Tyler Robinson at email@example.com or call him at 919-814-2080. Participation is limited to 8 or 9 students.
All pages serve for one week and are paid. This money goes to cover the cost of room and board while serving. There are homes prepared to host the pages. They generally provide the room, board, and transportation while in Raleigh.
There is a dress code. Young men are required to wear coats and ties, no jeans. Young ladies are required to wear a skirt and blouse, a dress or dress slacks and a blazer, no mini skirts.
Questions about these programs can be address to NCHE Activities Director Evelyn Bickley at firstname.lastname@example.org.