As the General Assembly session approaches, we go into our annual G.A. preparation mode. Part of that is searching for student pages that can assist our legislative team in our advocacy work. These positions offer high school or advanced middle school students a valuable opportunity to experience the activities of a General Assembly session first hand. The Family Foundation General Assembly pages are responsible for the efficient maintenance of information within The Family Foundation's General Assembly Operations Room and between The Family Foundation and the members of the General Assembly. Pages assist Family Foundation legislative staff in the accomplishment of their daily tasks and routine administrative responsibilities.

There will be opportunities to observe legislative committee meetings, floor sessions of the House of Delegates and Senate and much more.

This is a great chance to see first hand the "inside story" of politics and lawmaking in Virginia.

The 2009 General Assembly session begins Wednesday, January 14 and runs for 45 days. Pages are encouraged to work at least two half days a week, preferably mornings. The more days pages are in the office the more they will learn and experience.

Students (or their parents) interested in serving as Family Foundation General Assembly pages should contact our Vice President of Policy and Communications Chris Freund at 804-343-0010 or by e-mail at chris@familyfoundation.org.