YMCA Youth Parliament
YMCA Manningham is proud to work closely with and alongside the YMCA as a national movement in Australia, including YVIC, YMCA Canberra and others. In 2018, YMCA Manningham will be funding a team of young people who live, work and/or study in Manningham, to participate in YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament.
YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament is a program designed to give young Victorians between the ages of 16 - 25 a chance to be heard at the highest levels of State Government on a wide range of issues relevant to young people's lives. Annually, young people aged 16 to 25 participate in the YMCA Youth Parliament program. Twenty teams of six participants receive training in public speaking and leadership at residential camps, as they research issues that they’re passionate about. From this research they develop a Bill, which they debate in Victorian Parliament over three days each July.
YMCA Manningham Youth Services works closely with community partners Doncare and headspace Hawthorn, along with local schools and other community organisations in identifying young people from our local community who would benefit most from this exciting opportunity.
For further information, please visit: YMCA Youth Parliament.