YMCA SA Youth Parliament is an apolitical program that empowers young people to be advocates for their community. It’s about personal development, youth leadership and connecting politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions. 

Every year, young leaders come together to learn about public speaking, parliamentary etiquette, bill development and youth advocacy. They share their big ideas, discuss the challenges facing South Australia and create solutions in the form of Youth Bills. They debate the Youth Bills in Parliament House which are then given to our politicians. That's real world impact.

[Announcement coming soon] 2018 Youth Parliament Volunteer Taskforce

Taskforce members bring the YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament program to life. They do a lot of the ‘behind the scenes’ organisation and planning, but they also mentor a team and support participants to write and debate bills. Without the time, expertise, commitment and dedication volunteered by each ‘Taskie’ the Youth Parliament program wouldn’t be possible. 

Volunteer positions still available for our other youth programs! Click here to find out more.

 

Want to be part of Youth Parliament in 2018?

Fill in this Expression of Interest form to join our mailing list to find out about upcoming events!
Applications for the 2018 Youth Parliament program will open in late December / early January.

School workshops and mock Parliament sessions

Are you a school teacher? Did you know YMCA South Australia run school workshops and mock Parliament debates for years 7 and up? Get in touch with us to find out how we can bring Civics and Citizenship to life and make learning about poltiics and Parliament fun!

Email alana.james@ymca.org.au or call 8200 2514 for more information and a quote.

 

Highlights of Youth Parliament 2017

Have a look at the YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament 2017 Report here.

Check out the Youth Bills from Youth Parliament 2017 here.

 

Contact Us

For more information please contact the YMCA South Australia Youth Empowerment team on (08) 8200 2514. 

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