Governor's Page Program
Thank you for your interest. Due to a strong amount of interest in the 2016 Page Program, applications are no longer being accepted. The application process will be re-opened and applications for 2017 will be accepted starting December 15, 2016. Dates for 2017 will also be posted in December.
Governor Pat McCrory believes it is important to inspire the next generation of leaders to get involved in public service. That's why the governor would like to personally welcome students to the Capitol City to participate in the North Carolina Governor’s Page Program. Established in 1973, the program provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of the function and roles of state government while learning about the importance of public service.
Each applicant must be a North Carolina High School student in good academic standing between the ages of sixteen and eighteen years old. Pages are selected to serve one week terms during the legislative sessions and summer with the exception of state and national holidays. Pages are expected to display professional behavior at all times.
Activities and Responsibilites
Pages will tour at least one state government building during their tenure. Sites may include the Executive Mansion, State Capitol, Museum of History, Museum of Natural Sciences and Legislative Building. In addition Pages will have an opportunity to meet the Governor, Cabinet Secretaries, State Legislators, and other elected officials.
Our application is a webform application and must be completed in one sitting. Be prepared to provide a first, second, and third choice for dates of service. You will hear back within 1-3 weeks of the date your application is submitted. Please ask for 2-3 people to complete the recommendation form for you. Two forms must be completed and received by our office for consideration for the program. One recommendation form should come from a non-relative community member (coach, pastor, youth advisor, etc.); and one should come from someone affiliated with your school (teacher, coach, counselor, etc.). Incomplete applications, or applications without two recommendations, will not be processed.
Page Program Hosts
Thank you for your consideration in serving as a host for the Governor’s Page program. Please apply using the link at the top of the webpage. We will have events throughout the year to honor our faithful hosts, including a visit to the Governor’s Mansion. Please read the information below regarding the rules and responsibilities for serving as a host.
Page Hosting Rules
- Single individuals may only host students of the same gender.
- Married individuals may host pages only of the same gender as your child(ren).
- Homes with both male and female children will not be allowed to host pages.
- Each page must have his or her own bed.
Basic Responsibilities of a Host Family
- Provide Pages with daily transportation to and from the Governor’s Office at 116 West Jones Street.
- Provide breakfast and dinner each day beginning Monday evening through Friday morning, including snacks during the evening.
- Provide appropriate hospitality and supervision, clean living area, linens and towels for each page.
- Collect payment of $100 for lodging from pages.
- Review Parental/Guardian Permission Form for appropriate "after-work" activities or pertinent medical conditions.
- Help enforce the dress code by monitoring page attire before they leave your home daily. (See Dress Code Guidelines).
- Communicate with page parents concerning any responsibility for damages during their stay.
Note: The Governor’s Office will not be responsible for damages.
Pages must report on Monday at 1:00 p.m. to the Governor’s Office in the Administration Building, 116 West Jones Street, downtown Raleigh. The daily schedule is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. until noon Friday.
Pages are expected to dress in business attire each day. Young men are required to wear dress slacks, coat and tie each day. Young women are expected to wear a skirt and blouse, dress or pantsuits each day. Pages should wear comfortable shoes and are encouraged to wear athletic shoes for walking.
Pages are granted a stipend of $150.00 per week to offset the costs of expenses incurred. Checks will be distributed on Friday before Pages depart Raleigh.
Once accepted to the program, it is the responsibility of the Page and parents to make arrangements for accommodations prior to coming to Raleigh.
Pages should plan to pack a lunch and bring money for miscellaneous expenses. Governor’s Pages may park in the Visitor’s Parking Lot located on the corner of Jones and Wilmington Street for a flat fee per day. There is also intermittent free parking located on W. Jones St.
2016 Program Dates
- Sept. 26-30 - *Tar Heel Challenge Academy - New London
- Oct. 3-7
- Oct. 10-14 - *Military Families
- Oct. 17-21
- Oct. 24-28 - *Tar Heel Challenge Academy - Salemburg
- Oct. 31-Nov. 4 - *Home Education Week
- Nov. 7-11
- Dec. 5-9
Office: (919) 814-2017