Governor’s Page Program

Page Program Description

Governor Roy Cooper encourages young people in North Carolina to get involved in public and community service through the Governor’s Page Program.

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. We want the Page Program to represent North Carolina’s diverse communities and help inspire a new generation of leaders.

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.

Criteria

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 for a term of four days. All Pages must abide by a Code of Conduct throughout their time in the program.

Activities and Responsibilities

The Governor’s Page Program offers students an in-depth view of state government. During the week, Pages will be assigned to assist staff in the Governor’s Office. Pages will tour multiple government buildings and historic sites during their stay including the Legislative Building, the State Capitol, the Executive Mansion, and the North Carolina Museum of History. Finally, Pages will have the opportunity to meet with government officials and discuss how state government works and how it impacts the lives of North Carolinians.

Schedule

Pages serve for a term of one week. Weeks are available throughout the year and listed in the application form.

Pages must report the Monday of their designated week at 1:00 PM to the Office of the Governor in the Administration Building, 116 West Jones Street, downtown Raleigh. The daily schedule is from 1 PM-4 PM on Monday, 9 AM-4 PM Tuesday through Thursday.

Dress Code

Pages are expected to dress in business attire each day. Young men are expected to wear suits or coat and tie. Young women are expected to wear a dress or pants and jacket. Pages should wear comfortable shoes as the program requires walking to various locations in downtown Raleigh.

Stipend

Pages will receive a stipend of $150.00 per week to offset the costs of expenses incurred. Checks will be distributed on Thursday before Pages depart Raleigh. Pages also are eligible to receive 25 hours’ community service.

Accommodations

Once accepted to the program, it is the responsibility of the Page and his or her guardians to make arrangements for accommodations prior to coming to Raleigh. If you need a host family, please contact the Page Coordinator once accepted for a list of possible homes, host housing is limited so please make arrangements as soon as possible.

Lunch and Parking

Pages should plan to pack a lunch or bring money Tuesday-Thursday. The surrounding area offers a wide variety of restaurants with prices ranging from $8-15 per meal. In addition, pages may wish to bring extra money for miscellaneous expenses. 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 paid two-hour parking throughout the area.

Contact Information

Tyler Robinson
Page Coordinator
Email: govpage@nc.gov
Office: (919) 814-2080

How to Apply

Complete your application online in one sitting. Be prepared to provide a first, second, and third choice for of the week you wish to serve. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full.

You will also need to identify two people to complete recommendation forms for you. One recommendation form needs to be from staff or faculty at your school. The other can be from any non-relative. Incomplete applications, or applications without two recommendations, will not be processed.