The Washington State Senate has one of the best Page programs in the country and applications are now open! This is an exciting program which allows many young Washingtonians to get a closer look at the civic process and learn firsthand about state government and the Legislature.
Pages are students sponsored by legislators who serve for one week during the legislative session. During that week, they spend time in Page School learning about the legislative process while also distributing materials throughout the Capitol campus, assisting legislators, working on the Senate floor, and presenting the colors at the opening of each day’s legislative session.
To be eligible to page, a student must be 14, 15 or 16 years old. Since the program was shut down over the last two years of mostly remote sessions, this year students ages 17 and 18 may also apply. Scholarships are available for pages from families with financial need, and housing with host families local to Olympia is available.
This is a spectacularly unique opportunity, and we encourage young people to get involved! Learn more and get instructions for applying here. Applications close Feb. 13, 2023.
What is it like serving as a Senate Page for the day? Check out this video to find out!