Silas Garmon, along with other students from around the state, showed up to learn, assist, and experience what happens when legislators come together in Frankfort. The young Cumberland County Middle School sixth-grader attended as a page after he was selected by the Family Resource and Youth Services Coalition of Kentucky. Silas wrote an essay and submitted artwork that was judged using a scoring rubric. By serving as a page on the floor with Senator Max Wise, Silas was able to get a first-hand view of how government works.
Joining Silas was his sister Charlsey and cousin, Kassidy Phelps together the three spent the afternoon of February 28th in Frankfort. Charlsey and Kassidy were guest of Representative Hoover, the Speaker of the House. The Family Resource and Youth Services Coalition of Kentucky sponsored several days during this year’s legislative session in Frankfort. Silas’ experience as a page in Frankfort will help him to better understand the roles of governors, judges, representatives, lawyers and lobbyists. Silas certainly had a unique perspective during his role as a legislative page in Frankfort.
The FRYSCKy Coalition is a nonprofit organization that provides legislative advocacy, and training and support for FRYSC coordinators and their staff in Kentucky. Having students observe lawmakers in Frankfort shows students one way that they, too, can make a difference in the public arena. They can be an advocate for the Family Resource Youth Service Centers, no matter their age, and for what they feel is important.