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Become a Youth MP in 2022

The Y NSW Youth Parliament is an empowerment and advocacy program that provides a platform for young people to have their voices heard through legislative debate and decision making.

Aimed at young people in years 10, 11 and 12 or equivalent age throughout the state, the Y NSW Youth Parliament highlights the power of young people speaking on issues that are important to them.

Every participant’s potential to lead, learn and connect is nurtured through parliamentary education, community engagement, confidence building and teamwork. They develop their skills in creating social impact and positive change in a safe and supportive environment.

Since its beginning in 2002, approximately six pieces of the Y NSW Youth Parliament youth legislation have been passed into NSW Law, including the recent Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

Key Dates for #YP2022:

  • Applications open: Wednesday 15 DEC 2021
  • Applications close: Monday 28 FEB 2022 at 5pm
  • Acceptance emails: Friday 4 MAR 2022
  • Online Introduction to Youth Parliament commences: Monday 21 MAR 2022
  • Youth Parliament Training Camp: Tuesday 12 APR - Thursday 14 APR 2022
  • Youth Parliament Residential Camp: Saturday 2 JUL - Sunday 10 JUL 2022

Apply for the Youth Parliament 2022 Program today!


Become a Youth Press Gallery Participant in 2022

The Youth Press Gallery is an exhilarating opportunity for young people who have an interest all things media and journalism. 

This opportunity will invite young people in years 10, 11 and 12 or equivalent in age who are currently studying, or who have an interest in political journalism, photography and media to gain valuable experience serving as the Press Gallery for the Y NSW Youth Parliament program. 

During the four sitting days of Youth Parliament, the Press Gallery Group will work intensively with the group of Youth MPs. 

It is our aim at the is Y to get the voices of our young people projected into the broader community. 

Apply for Youth Press Gallery 2022 today!


Become a Taskie in 2022

The Y NSW Youth Parliament is run by young people, for young people. 

The program is created, implemented and supported by a group of volunteers aged 18-24. The Taskforce (Taskies) are the lifeblood of Youth Parliament. 

By joining the Y NSW Youth Parliament as a Taskie you can make a difference to the lives of other young people throughout NSW while developing your skills and gaining experience in program development and facilitation. Leadership, welfare and parliamentary training are all provided.

The Taskforce is open to young people of all backgrounds, experiences and skills.

Apply to become a Taskie today!


For more information email our Youth Parliament Coordinator at youthparliament@ymcansw.org.au

 

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