30 January, 2019 –
If you’re aged 15-25 and want to get involved and represent Stafford then I encourage you to nominate for the 2019 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament (QYP).
Now in its 24th year, QYP is an opportunity for young people aged 15 to 25 to represent their communities and learn first-hand about parliamentary processes.
This is a fantastic program which helps develop lifelong skills and has the potential to open up new employment pathways.
Each year the program brings together 93 young people representing each electorate in the state to hold workshops and debate issues they feel strongly about.
The program runs from April until October, and committees will collaborate both face-to-face and remotely to write their bills, and to design and implement community action plans.
Participants in Years 11 and 12 are also able to receive one point towards their Queensland Certificate of Education upon the completion of their term as Youth Members, as the program is accredited by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
To nominate or for further information visit ymcaqyp.org.au
Nominations close Friday 22 February 2019.