STATEHOUSE — State Representative Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity.
“The House Page Program is an excellent way for students to experience the legislative process firsthand,” said Rep. Schaibley. “Often, this experience mirrors what students are learning in school, and yet, offers a glimpse into state government that a textbook alone could not provide.”
In addition to visiting the Statehouse, pages have the opportunity to tour locations like Governor Pence’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and both the House and Senate chambers to list a few. Pages also have the opportunity to observe floor sessions and committee meetings as well as help legislative staff members. Students who serve as pages are excused from school for the day and are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.
“As a new legislator, I feel it is extremely important that I meet as many of my constituents as possible, particularly our young Hoosiers,” said Rep. Schaibley. “Our district is home to so many top-notch students, and I look forward to this opportunity to host them at the Statehouse.”
With spots filling up fast, students who are interested in the Page Program are highly encouraged to schedule their visit quickly. Students are asked to include two separate dates to visit. Those dates should be between the first weeks of January through April. Recommended days to serve include Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays when the House is in session. There are no pages on Fridays.
For more information or to sign up, please visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/off_cms/page or call 1-800-382-9841.