FLSenate.gov Senate Seal

The Florida Senate Page Program

About the Page Program

The Senate Page Program offers participants the opportunity to learn about the legislative process in Florida through a hands-on approach to civic learning. Pages will role-play as Senators, develop ideas for new laws, draft legislation, and file bills. The week culminates with a mock session in which bills are debated and voted on by Senate Pages. Additionally, Senate Pages will assist members of the Florida Senate by distributing legislative materials and correspondence in the Senate Chamber while observing the Senators as they discuss and debate legislation. Pages may also lead the Pledge of Allegiance during session, enjoy guest speakers, and participate in educational tours and activities.

Apply for the Page Program

Timeline

JUN
1
June 1, 2021
Page Program application opens
SEP
30
September 30, 2021
Page Program application closes
NOV
21
November 21, 2021
Students selected for the Page Program are notified
JAN
10
January 10, 2022
First week of the Page Program begins
MAR
11
March 11, 2022
Regular 2022 legislative session and Page Program ends

Eligibility

  • This program is for any high school student (private, public, home-schooled, or virtual school) who has an interest in state government and falls within our age requirements.

  • Participating students must be 15 to 18 years old by the first day of their assigned week.

APPLY NOW

Applications for the 2022 Legislative Session will be accepted June 1 - September 30, 2021.

Page Program Details

  • Senate Pages serve Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. during their assigned week.

  • During session Pages distribute legislative materials and correspondence in the Senate Chamber.

  • Every group of Pages participates in a mock session. Prior to the mock session, Pages will draft legislation, elect officials, learn about the bill filing process, and attend committee meetings.

  • Throughout the week, Senate Pages will engage in civic learning. Some examples of topics covered are public speaking, the amendment process, and the Florida Constitution.

  • Additionally, Pages will take trips outside the Capitol to participate in educational tours and activities.

  • Information about the legislative process is available in the Page Program Handbook (PDF).

Photo Gallery

Photographs are taken during the week of service and uploaded to a secure website.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Pages are expected to provide their own transportation (to Tallahassee and during their assigned week to/from the program), housing, and meals while in Tallahassee.

You may choose between 40 hours of community service or a $250 stipend. You may not receive both. If you choose to be paid for your service, you will need to submit all required payroll documents. Information regarding these documents is provided in the acceptance packet. The required documents must be completed by the first day of service. If these documents are not completed, Pages will receive community service hours.

The Senate Page Program does not place restrictions on participation with the House of Representatives Page and Messenger Program. However, Senate Pages may not serve in the program during the same week they are scheduled as a participant with the House of Representatives Page and Messenger Program.

Pages are required to wear business professional attire at all times. This includes a dark navy blazer and closed toe shoes. We recommend that all Pages wear comfortable shoes. Pages will receive a Senate patch with their acceptance packet. The patch must be placed on the left side of blazer prior to their first day of service. If a Page arrives for work dressed inappropriately, they will be asked to change attire before resuming their duties.

While we welcome support from parents and others, some activities are limited to Page participants. Parents and guests will be directed to appropriate areas within the Capitol Complex to observe our legislative process when possible. They are welcomed to participate with tours, but must travel separately from the group.

Contact Information