YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament is a non-partisan program providing a platform for young people aged 15 – 25 to have their say on important issues, build skills and parliamentary understanding. It focuses on personal development, empowerment and connecting politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions.
The Youth Parliament program runs from March to August every year and includes mentoring, a training weekend, a week-long camp and access to Parliament House. 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.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR YP2021
WHEN: March to July 2021
WHERE: Nunyara Conference Centre & Parliament House Adelaide
WHO CAN APPLY? South Australians residents aged 15 – 25 years old
COST: A participation fee of $460 per person which covers meals, accommodation and transport during Parliament Week
SPONSORSHIP: participants can receive assistance to seek external sponsorship for participant fees
RURAL & REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Travel Scholarships Available
For more information or to apply visit: Youth Parliament | YMCA SA
Applications close 14th March 2021.