Information Possibly Outdated
The information presented on this page was originally released on January 22, 2009. It may not be outdated, but please search our site for more current information. If you plan to quote or reference this information in a publication, please check with the Extension specialist or author before proceeding.
4-H youth can serve in state government
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Four qualified 4-H'ers will have the chance to participate in state government for one week in March serving in either the Mississippi Senate or House of Representatives.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H program and the Center for Governmental Training and Technology are sponsoring the opportunity for 4-H youth to serve in the Legislative Page Internship Program March 16-20. Program coordinators hope to select two male and two female 4-H’ers for the positions.
“We’re extremely pleased to coordinate with 4-H to offer the Legislative Page Program. There is a lot happening in Mississippi government right now, and this is a great opportunity for 4-H youth to learn valuable lessons by working in the state capital,” said Ben Carver, an Extension training specialist overseeing the program for the Center for Governmental Training and Technology.
Applicants must be 4-H members between the ages of 14 and 17. The students must have at least a B average in high school and agree to abide by behavioral standards expected of 4-H members. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 20, and faxed applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 20. Forms are available at county Extension offices.
This is the 16th year 4-H and the Center for Governmental Training and Technology have offered four page positions to qualified youth. 4-H will provide lodging at a nearby hotel, along with basic insurance and a chaperone.
For information about the 4-H legislative page program, contact Ben Carver at (662) 769-0792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.