Youth parliament seeking debaters

NANAIMO – B.C. students offered chance to discuss and implement services and projects aimed at youth.

The British Columbia Youth Parliament is on the hunt for 95 young men and women to debate service projects for youth in the province.

The organization, sponsored by the Youth Parliament of B.C. Alumni Society, a non-profit organization, is calling on community and youth leaders across the province to nominate exceptional young people to take part in this opportunity.

Youth would gather in Victoria during the Christmas break to debate and implement service projects for their peers in B.C.

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

“We’re asking community leaders, elected officials and others to think about young people who’d be great members of this organization and make sure those youth are aware of this opportunity.”

The B.C. Youth Parliament is a non-partisan, non-denominational and non-profit service organization. It plans, fundraises 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.

Youth parliament members spend time at the B.C. legislature in Victoria 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.

Members are between 16 and 21 years of age and must reside in the province for the past year.

They must also be able to commit to a year of service and be interested in learning more about how the democratic system works.

The application deadline is Oct. 29. For more information and membership applications, please visit www.bcyp.org.

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