NCHE helps to facilitate the opportunity for teens of North Carolina homeschooling families to participate in the Governor’s Page Program 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 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 professional development, service opportunities and educational experiences in civics and history. 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 2019 NCHE Governor’s Page week is October 21-24. Registration DEADLINE IS AUGUST 31, 2019. Use the following link for homeschool registration: https://form.jotform.com/91323694031149 For additional information and a personal contact, connect with Page Program Coordinator Lacey Frownfelter at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 919-814-2069. Participation is limited to 8 or 9 students.
NOTE: when you click on the Governor’s Page Program link below, the calendar that will appear shows October 21-24 “FULL.” That is just their way of showing that the week is reserved for homeschool 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 addressed to NCHE Activities Director Evelyn Bickley at email@example.com.