ENA Page Program Brings MLK Students To Capitol
About a dozen students each year from Martin Luther King Academic Magnet School in Nashville have a rare opportunity to visit the State Capitol and learn how government works through the ENA Page Program sponsored by Education Networks of America.
Excused from classes, the pages attend the TISL General Assembly and perform the traditional duties of pages at a legislative assembly.
The pages elect their own Chief Page, Deputy Chief Page and Secretary. The program is open to high school students at MLK. The adviser at MLK is Ms. Olivia Flakes.
At TISL, pages perform a wide range of tasks, including:
The pages also join TISL delegates in hearing from outside speakers, including the annual President's Address.
More than one page has returned to TISL after entering college. Brandon Chrisman was a page in 2010 and later served TISL as Speaker Pro Tem of the House, Speaker of the House and Speaker of the Senate.
Benefits for pages include:
ENA's support covers all out-of-pocket expenses for the pages and additional support for TISL's programs generally.