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.

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Are you participating this year? Head HERE for everything you need to know about YMCA SA Youth Parliament 2017.

Youth Parliament Blog

We have a blog with tips, tricks & insights about Youth Parliament. Check it out here.

Community Cup

We’re launching the Community Cup for the first time in 2017! It’s an exciting challenge for Youth Parliament teams to see who can engage the wider community with their Youth Bill topic the most. Each task or activity earns different points. See the Community Cup overview here. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 9th August. 


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Want to get involved?

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Contact us

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


What happened last year at Youth Parliament 2016?

  • Check out all the highlights from last year's program here.

  • Have a read of all the Youth Bills and Acts from YP2016 here.

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