Governor’s Page Program

Page Program Description

The Governor's Page Program has been postponed thru Summer and will follow the Governor's recommendations for school reopening. Safety of our students is a priority for our office during this time. For any further questions please contact In the meantime, Governor Roy Cooper encourages young people who are not at-risk to volunteer locally for food banks and pantries, meals on wheels etc. Don't forget to bring your own mask when you volunteer, keep 6 feet apart from others, wash your hands and don't touch your face. Be safe and continue serving! 

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.


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. See Instagram or Facebook for images from previous weeks. To better visualize the experience for applicants, one group of pages created this parody of their week.  

All pages will spend part of their week researching and planning a volunteer project in their communities. This project is designed to have students engage their fellow youth in service and show the direct effect of community service. As such, the number of service hours received during your time as a page will decrease from 25 hours to 10 hours until completion of the service project. The maximum community service hours that can be earned is 40 hours. Americorps Alumni will be available to advise the Pages.


Generally, Pages serve Monday through Thursday. Pages report at 1 PM on the Monday of their designated service week to the Office of the Governor in the Administration Building, 116 West Jones Street, in downtown Raleigh. On Tuesday through Thursday, they are scheduled 9 AM - 4 PM. The weeks for 2020 are listed below.

January 13 – 16  May 11 – 14   Cancelled August 3 - 6  Cancelled
January 27 – 30 May 18 – 21  Cancelled August 10 – 13 Full
February 3 – 6 Full June 1 – 4   Cancelled August 17 - 20
February 10 – 13  June 8 – 11  Cancelled September 14 - 17  Full
February 24 – 27 June 15 – 18  Cancelled September 21 - 24
March 2 – 5 Full June 22 – 25 Cancelled October 5 - 8
March 23 – March 26  Cancelled July 6 – 9 Cancelled October 19 – 22 Full
April 13 – 16 Cancelled July 13 – 16 Cancelled November 2 - 5
April 20 – 23    Cancelled July 20 – 23 Cancelled November 16 - 19
May 4 – 7  Cancelled July 27 – 30 Cancelled December 7 - 10

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 skirt of appropriate length or pants and jacket. Pages should wear comfortable shoes as the program requires walking to various locations in downtown Raleigh.


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.


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

Page Coordinator
Office: (919) 814-2069

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.

Two online recommendations are required. One recommendation must be from staff or faculty at your school, unless you are homeschooled then it can be from a teaching adult including family. The other recommendation can be from any non-relative adult. Incomplete applications or applications without two recommendations will not be processed.