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​​​YMCA Youth Parliament

YMCA Manningham Youth Services have partnered with Donvale Christian College to send six students to this year’s Victorian Youth Parliament. We are excited to announce that they will be proudly representing the entire Manningham community. The students from Donvale Christian College have hit the ground running and earlier this month they successfully submitted the final version of their bill topic.

The students are set to enter the chambers of Government house in July to showcase their skills and passion. They will be debating and advocating for a review of all commercial and public buildings in Victoria with the view to ensure buildings are accessible to all people, particularly to those with a disability.

Victoria’s YMCA Youth Parliament is a program designed to give young Victorians between the ages of 16 – 25 years a chance to be heard at the highest levels of State Government, on a wide range of issues relevant to young people's lives. Twenty teams of six participants receive training in public speaking and leadership at residential camps, as they research issues that they’re passionate about.

The YMCA’s belief statement is that we believe in the power of inspired young people. Come July our Manningham – Donvale team will come together with 20 other teams from across Victoria where we will witness what 120 inspired young people are capable of.

For more information on YMCA’s Victorian Youth Parliament please visit:  YMCA Youth Parliament.​

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