Friends and neighbors,
Do you know a young person who wants to learn more about what goes on in Olympia?
The Washington State Senate has one of the best Page programs in the country and applications for 2024 are 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 aged 14 through 16 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. Pages receive pay during their week in Olympia. Scholarships are also available for Pages from families with financial need, and housing with host families local to Olympia is available.
This is a unique opportunity, and I encourage young people to get involved! A student can only be a Page one time between the ages of 14-16 so you won’t be the only one who has “never been there, “won’t know anybody,” or “has never done that before.”
I hope to see you in Olympia this session!
Sen. Claire Wilson