NC House, Senate, and Governor’s Page Programs
NC House and Senate Page Programs
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. There are no program openings currently scheduled for the 2021-22 school year due to COVID concerns.
NC Governor’s Page Program
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 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. When Governor’s Page Week is an in-person experience, 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 2021 Governor’s Page Week
The purpose of the Governor’s Page program is to help high school students grow in the areas of civics, history, service and professional development.
The 2021 NCHE Governor’s Page week is October 11-14; currently planned as a virtual event. To register for the program, click https://form.jotform.com/212034003966144. For additional information and a personal contact, connect with Page Program Coordinator Gianna Quilici at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call her at 919-814-2069. Participation is limited to 8 or 9 students. APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2021. You should hear about acceptance into the program on or before September 25, 2021.
NOTE: when you click on the Governor’s Page Program link below, the calendar that will appear shows October 11-14 “FULL.” That is just their way of showing that the week is reserved for homeschool students.
All pages serve for one 4-day week. While virtual, students “attend” from 2-4 pm on Monday; and 1-4 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday via computer connections. Students are encouraged to arrange to participate in community service opportunities near them at other times of their convenience during the week.
While Governor’s Page week remains virtual, there is no stipend (which ordinarily goes to defray the cost of room and board.)
There is a dress code. While virtual, students are encouraged to wear non-distracting attire with no inflammatory images or words either on their clothes or in the background.
The 2022 Governor’s Page Program
The 2022 Governor’s Page Homeschool week is scheduled for October 3-6, 2022. Details will be available closer to the event date.
Questions about these programs can be addressed to NCHE Activities Director Evelyn Bickley at firstname.lastname@example.org.