We are pleased to announce that the YMCA NSW Youth Parliament is well underway for its 13th year!
We have a very dedicated and hardworking taskforce who are well and truly getting into the planning of the program, and over 160 eager participants ready to represent over 88% of electorates statewide. We received a record number of applicants this year, so we are positive that this is going to be the best year of YP yet!
For the second year in a row, we will not only have passionate young YMPs speak about issues in the Legislative Assembly, but also have YMLCs debate a range of important issued in the Legislative Council. We have more committees than ever before, meaning more young people will have the opportunity to have their say on a wider range of issues – from education to law reform, aboriginal affairs to health, family and community affairs to women’s rights, and many more! To see a full list, check out the “YMCA NSW Youth Parliament” tab on this blog.
To kick-start this year’s YMCA NSW Youth Parliament, we will be holding three (yes, that’s right, not ONE, but THREE) YP launches in just a few weeks’ time! For the first time ever, we will be holding two regional launches, in conjunction with the metro launch at NSW Parliament House.
The two regional launches, which will be held at Erina and Wollongong, will also be held in conjunction with two YMCA Think Tanks, so that passionate young people from around the state can voice their opinions on important issues affecting them. Remember, you don’t have to be a part of Youth Parliament to participate. All young people are invited!
So, come along to one of the following YP launches:
- 21st February: Erina Centre
- 24th February: Wollongong Library
- 27th February: NSW Parliament House
For more information about the Think Tanks, check out the “YMCA Think Tank” tab on this blog.
In the meantime, bookmark this page, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@NSWYthParl) to keep up to date with what the YP family is up to!