YOUNG Central and North Burnett leaders are encouraged to nominate to represent the Callide electorate at this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament.
Youth minister Di Farmer encouraged aspiring leaders aged 15 to 25 to put their hands up for the program which gave them the opportunity to make their voices heard.
“This program is a fantastic opportunity for our young Queenslanders to learn leadership skills and speak about the issues they really care about,” she said.
This will be the 24th year of Youth Parliament, which has connected young people with their peers, their community, parliamentarians and helped them create networks to extend into their working life.
“Youth Parliament offers our best and brightest young minds the chance to speak passionately on the subjects that inspire them,” Ms Farmer said.
“Importantly, the experience can provide participants with opportunities to build important life skills like public-speaking, decision-making, and teamwork.”
The YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament supports the State Government’s priorities of creating more opportunities for young people to engage with the government.
“They will see how Parliament works first-hand and be given a platform there to have their voices heard,” she said.
“It’s always so meaningful to see our young representatives debate the issues, and for us to see what Bills get passed.”
The Youth Parliament program will begin in Brisbane during Youth Week in April and run until October.
To nominate visit the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament website.