State Coordinator: Christie Merck
Where to Meet
Four Day Class:
Please arrive by 12:45pm on Monday in the Scott Hart Building Auditorium, 302 N. Roberts Street. Class will begin with a welcome, introductions and a parents’ meeting. Please eat lunch prior to arriving at the Capitol.
One Day Class:
Please arrive by 9:45am on Friday at the Department of Public Health and Human Services basement auditorium, 111 N. Sanders Street. Enter the door on the north side of the building and the lobby of the auditorium is right there. Bring your own lunch or there is a small cafeteria in the basement of the building where you can purchase lunch. Look for available street parking near the building or there may be available parking in the lot behind the building.
Political Communication Workshop
Please arrive at the Montana Historical Society Auditorium, 225 N. Roberts across the street or just east of the Capitol building. Street parking is available for free. Please plan to arrive by 9:45 AM at the Montana Historical Society. If you are attending the Political Communication Workshop ONLY (not in conjunction with the Four Day class), please bring a bagged lunch from home.
What to Bring
To the Capitol:
– Your completed homework with your name on each page
– A Bible, notebook and pen
What NOT to Bring:
– Any sort of knife or firearm
– CD players, iPods, etc.
Parking & Directions
Limited parking is available across the street from the Scott Hart Building. If parking here, please try to carpool. Otherwise, look for street parking in and around the Capitol area.
Lunches and dinners will be prepared and provided at a cost of $14 per day or $42 for the length of the Four Day class (Monday evening-Thursday afternoon). If you would like to add an additional day for the Friday Political Communication Workshop the cost will be $14. Payment is expected upon check-in on Monday. Chaperones are welcome to participate in this meal plan as well with payment also expected on Monday at check-in.
Housing and Evening Sessions
For students traveling to Helena, housing is available at Baymont Inn and Suites, 750 Fee St, Helena. There is a block of rooms set aside for TeenPact students and families at a cost of $ 69 plus tax per night with a four person maximum per room. Breakfast is included in the room rate. To reserve your own rooms, call Baymont Inn at 406-443-1000 and mention that you are with the TeenPact group. There should be an adult responsible for each motel room reserved as TeenPact will not provide chaperones for housing. If you are interested in sharing a room to share costs and wish to be notified of other students interested in sharing rooms, send an email to the Montana State Coordinator and she will put you in touch with each other. Since the legislature will be in session during Montana State Class 2017 and housing will be in shorter supply, it is recommended that you reserve your rooms as early as possible.
Please join us for our evening sessions held Monday through Thursday at Big Sky Fellowship, 8185 Avocet Drive. We will be providing rides in Mr. Stewart’s bus to travel to and from the motel to the Capitol area each morning and afternoon, and students will travel by bus to the evening sessions and back to the motel.