Image: Jon with previous Youth Parliament Member
State Member for Scenic Rim Jon Krause has encouraged youth of the community to apply for the Queensland Youth Parliament Program (QYP) for 2018.
The QYP is an initiative of the State Council of YMCAs Queensland and the organisation has overseen the program for the past 23 years.
Mr Krause said that members of the QYP are the voice of young people in their electorates and anyone aged 15-25 with a passion for creating change can nominate to be a part of the program.
“During the program every participant gets a chance to talk for two minutes about an issue in their electorate, or of personal experience and this is a great opportunity to build confidence and public speaking skills, while learning how the parliamentary system works. All you need is enthusiasm and you will be taught everything you need to know,” Mr Krause said.
Nominations are now open and close on February 23. There are limited positions in the QYP and nominees are encouraged to continue applying if they are unsuccessful this round.
For more information, or to nominate visit: http://www.ymcaqyp.org.au/