The YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament (QYP) is a unique opportunity for young people, aged 15-25 years inclusive to create real change in Queensland. QYP participants, known as Youth Members, are the voice of youth in their electorates, advising politicians and decision-makers across the state. It provides an educational opportunity to experience parliamentary operations first-hand, mingle with members of Government and Opposition, and have their say in fiery debates on topical issues.
New Youth Members engage in a six-month program, where they’ll work in a small team (portfolio) to write a Bill proposing a law reform they are passionate about. Following this, Youth Members have the rare opportunity to debate their Bill at Parliament House in Brisbane.
Beyond bridging the gap between legislators and youth in Queensland, QYP also provides an outstanding opportunity for personal development, be that in leadership skills, public speaking ability or the lifelong friendships forged throughout the transformative experience.
If you know of a young person that might be suitable, please pass this information onto them. I am also happy to talk with anyone considering applying for this and looking for more information.
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Applications close 20 February 2022.