Youth MPs wanted for 2019

Waipa Post - - News -

The na­tion­wide par­tic­i­pant se­lec­tion process for Youth Par­lia­ment 2019 is un­der way.

All Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment are on the search for a young per­son to rep­re­sent them and their com­mu­nity as a Youth Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment (MP) in 2019.

Youth Par­lia­ment is a non-par­ti­san process held ev­ery three years.

The Youth Par­lia­ment 2019 pro­gramme will run from March 1 to Au­gust 31, with a two-day event tak­ing place on July 16 and 17 in Par­lia­ment.

Youth MPs are men­tored by their MP, en­abling them to build their con­fi­dence and skills, and en­hance their un­der­stand­ing of the role of an MP and of the com­mu­ni­ties they rep­re­sent.

Young peo­ple who as­pire to be­come jour­nal­ists or who are in­ter­ested in the work­ings of govern­ment from the per­spec­tive of the Press Gallery are able to ap­ply to be a part of the Youth Press Gallery (YPG) for Youth Par­lia­ment 2019.

The YPG pro­vides a unique de­vel­op­men­tal op­por­tu­nity for ran­gatahi and repli­cates an im­por­tant part of New Zealand’s demo­cratic process.

Young peo­ple aged 16 to 18 years of age on the se­lec­tion clos­ing date (Oc­to­ber 19, 2018) are el­i­gi­ble to be­come a Youth MP, while Youth Press Gallery mem­bers can be be­tween 16 and 24 years old.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Youth Par­lia­ment 2019 and how young peo­ple can get in­volved, visit tinyurl.com/yblb95pp

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