Participants sought for youth parliament

The B.C. Youth Parliament is after 95 young men and women to visit Victoria this Christmas

The B.C. Youth Parliament is after 95 young men and women to visit Victoria this Christmas, debate important service projects and put those plans in place in 2015.

For the next three weeks, BCYP is calling on community leaders across the province to nominate young people to take part in this opportunity.

“BCYP is education and community service in action,” said Darya Ali, premier for the upcoming year of BCYP.

“We’re looking for young people who want to learn more about our system of government, make life-long friends, and take part in projects that benefit our province’s youth.”

The B.C. Youth Parliament is a non-partisan, non-demoninational, non-profit service organization. BCYP plans, fundraises for, and puts in place service projects that help improve the lives of young people.

These include group community service events, partnerships with community service organizations, regional model parliaments, and individual youth volunteer projects.

BCYP members spend time at the Legislature between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day every year to debate and vote on the organization’s proposed activities and issues of local, national, and international importance.

All members sit as independents, and are free to vote according to their conscience on the issues.

Potential BCYP members will be

Between 16 and 21 years of age;

Residents of the province for the past year;

Able to commit to a year’s worth of service; and

Interested in learning more about how our democratic system works.

More information and membership applications are available on-line at www.bcyp.org. The application deadline is Oct. 29.

 

 

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