The YMCA's flagship national program is YMCA Youth Parliament, which is held annually in every state and territory across Australia.
The program is designed to give young people between the ages of 16-25 a chance to be heard at the highest levels of State Government on a wide range of issues relevant to young people's lives. Participants receive training in public speaking and leadership at residential camps, as they research issues they're passionate about. The programs provide young people with a great personal and professional development opportunity, and the bills they develop are handed to relevant ministers, providing the government with insights about issues important to young Australians.
Contact your local head office for more information about Youth Parliament in your state:
YMCA Victoria, YMCA NSW, YMCA Perth, YMCA SA, YMCA Top End, YMCA Hobart, YMCA Brisbane
for details on their annual Youth Parliament programs.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Youth Parliament 2020 cancelled due to COVID 19.
For more information and the latest updates, please visit the official website here.
Anyone can sign up
Fee of $800
Students with strong interpersonal, communications and writing skills will get more out of event
One week total for training camp and conference