North Carolina 4-H is excited to offer the opportunity to our 4-H’ers to serve as a Governor’s Page once again this year during National 4-H Week – October 4-8, 2010. The Page Program provided a workshop during our annual Citizenship Focus and the instructor spoke with Sarah about this opportunity. So we are very excited to have the opportunity brought back to NC 4-H’ers.
Each applicant must be between the ages of 15 and 18 years old, and in good academic standing with their schools. Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis. If appointed to serve during the school year, prior approval must be granted by the school.
All applications must be sent back to Shannon McCollum, Extension 4-H Associate before processing in the Governor’s Office. They are due in by September 1 – NOT POSTMARKED – but IN OFFICE DATE. Please click here to download the application. If you need more information on the program and specific requirements, please see their website.
The Governor’s Page Program, a year-round program established in 1973, provides an opportunity for high school students, including those who may be home-schooled, to spend a week in Raleigh and learn about the roles and functions of state government. Each week, Pages are assigned to a cabinet level agency or Council of State office within the state government complex to assist employees with various tasks. In addition to their daily responsibilities, Pages will have the opportunity to meet the Governor, attend press conferences, participate in service projects, and tour historic landmarks (including the State Capitol, Legislative Building, Executive Mansion, and Supreme Court).