(STATEHOUSE) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the upcoming 2020 legislative session.
According to May, students ages 13 to 18 can spend a day at the Statehouse in Indianapolis assisting House legislators and staff, and touring the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and the House and Senate Chambers. He said it is also an opportunity to witness the legislative process in person, including debates on various proposals for new laws.
“It’s so important for younger Hoosiers to understand how our state legislature works and the impact it has on their lives,” May said. “We want our future leaders to not just be civically-minded, but engaged in making Indiana the best state it can be. The page program offers a tremendous introduction to how it all works.”
May said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can participate together. Students are responsible for their own lunch expenses and transportation to and from the Statehouse. Opportunities to serve as a page include Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during the legislative session, which begins on Jan. 6 and concludes by March 14. For more information and to sign up, click here or call 800-382-9841.
With limited openings, students are encouraged to apply soon.