On May 8, 1958, the Kiwanis Club of North Richmond sponsored the first Student Government Day in Henrico County. Since then, Student Government Day has given students from each of our high schools a day to work alongside and learn from the county’s government and school officials. Student Government Day is being enhanced beginning in fall 2022. While it will culminate with a spring event to celebrate and share what the participants have learned, the program is designed to provide sustained learning and hands-on experiences through occasional touch points that begin in the fall. This allows students to learn about the work of government and school leaders through real life situations.
Student Government Day will be Wednesday March 6, 2024 from 8:30am – 3:00pm
General Government Agenda Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Western Government Center | 4301 East Parham Road
8:15 a.m. Breakfast Welcome Reception – Café 1611
9:00 a.m. “On the Job” & Tours – Department Lead
12:00 p.m. Lunch – On Your Own
1:00 p.m. Mock Board of Supervisors Work Session & Presentation of Certificates – Board Room/Administration Building
Henrico County’s general government is comprised of more than 30 agencies. Most department heads are appointed by the County Manager. The Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk are elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer. When you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds and ages.
What is the attire for Student Government Day?Business/business casual (Suggested Attire: Dress or Suit; Skirt/Slacks/Khakis; Blouse, collared polo or Oxford shirt; Sweater/sweater-vest; Blazer or Jacket; Comfortable dress shoes.
What will happen on March 6, 2024?As the student shadowing a county director or employee, you will research and create a solution to a real life situation or project that your particular department is working on to help the residents of Henrico County.
Are students allowed to ride with county staff in county vehicles? Yes, as long as the County employee who is transporting the student meets the county driver requirements.