Nominations are now open to represent the Bundamba community at YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament.
In its 26th year, the initiative gives young people aged 15 to 25 the chance to speak up for their communities and learn first-hand about parliamentary processes.
Member for Bundamba and Assistant Minister Lance McCallum said the Queensland Government had once again backed the program with $65,000 funding.
“Each and every electorate in the state will be represented, meaning 93 people will come together in Brisbane in April and again at Parliament House in September to build their leadership skills and learn about influencing change,” Mr McCallum said.
“Youth Parliament has a proud history of empowering young people to take up challenges to become our leaders of the future.
“It’s about speaking up for local issues, and in Bundamba that could be employment, youth programs, community support, public transport, health or education and skills training.
“Participants in years 11 and 12 are also eligible to receive one point towards their Queensland Certificate of Education upon the completion of their term, with the program accredited by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.”
Nominate here by Sunday, 14 February.