Youth Parliament

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2020 YMCA Youth Parliament Team announced

Brady Glen, Chloe Horne, Chloe Hosking, Ella Beard, Jordan Currie and Jemima Lotika make up the 2020 Mildura Rural City Council YMCA Youth Parliament team, following in the footsteps of a string of successful Youth Parliament teams from Mildura.

YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament is a program designed to give young Victorians a chance to be heard at the highest levels of State Government, on a wide range of issues relevant to young people's lives.

The participants will receive training in public speaking and leadership at residential camps, as they research issues they’re passionate about.  From this research they will develop a Bill, which they will then debate in Victorian Parliament over three days in July.

The program provides a great personal and professional development opportunity, and the bills that are handed to the relevant Ministers, provide the government with insight into what issues are important to young Victorians.

The program involves two residential camps at YMCA Lake Dewar lodge, Myrniong. The training weekend, held on the 22 – 24 May, trains the participants on parliamentary etiquette, public speaking and gives participants a chance to meet each other and grow their skills.  The Youth Parliament program culminates in a week long residential camp, 26 June – 3 July, of which 3 days of debate in Parliament House, with the remainder of the time spent at the campsite in preparation and taking part in resilience and leadership building sessions.

For more information call our Youth Services Team on (03) 5018 8100 or email youthservices@mildura.vic.gov.au