Calling NC Latinx High Schoolers: Be a Page in Governors Office for a Week
WNC Communities wants to see our WNC high school students gain understanding of our state government, grow their leadership skills, and gain valuable experiences and references to advance their careers. What better way to do that than to get direct experience as a Page, assisting staff in the Governors office? With this in mind, we are sharing this message from the Office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper:
“We are now accepting applications for our Rural/Urban Latinx Governor’s Page week, September 13th-16th, 2021. Established in 1973, the Governor’s Page Program gives high school students from all over North Carolina the opportunity to come to Raleigh for a week of hands-on participation in their state government and learning more about the executive branch. Pages will also plan a volunteer service project that can be implemented to earn service hours and a letter of recommendation. We want the Page Program to represent North Carolina’s communities and help inspire a new generation of leaders.”
According to the program’s website, students will get to tour government buildings, talk to legislators and more:
“The program is designed to help students grow in four key areas:
- Civics. Pages will see first-hand the three different branches of government and how they work together to serve the people of North Carolina.
- History. Pages will learn about our shared history so that we can better understand the present.
- Service. Pages will learn more about the importance of community and civil service, and the impact it has on our state.
- Professional Development. Pages will develop skills needed for entering higher education or the workforce.”
Visit the Governor’s Page Program website for more information about the program here.
Applicants must be NC high schoolers between the ages of 16-18. Please apply here: https://form.jotform.com/211444640459152
The deadline to apply is August 25th, 2021.”