The YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament runs each year, providing young people aged 15 – 25 from all across Queensland with the opportunity to represent the issues of young people in their electorate, while learning more about legislature and government processes through a mock parliament context. We are proud to announce Year 11 students, Genevieve Chakuthip and Lily Cronly, have been selected as Youth Members for 2023. This is an outstanding achievement as hundreds of applications are received from around the state, but only one place is offered for each Queensland electorate. Genevieve will represent the electorate of Theodore and Lily will represent the electorate of Burleigh.
To begin their stint in the QYP, they will attend a 3-day forum during the Easter break at Queensland Parliament House where they will meet the other youth members to form committees and discuss ideas. From here, committees will write a Bill and design and implement community action plans. The Bills will be debated at Queensland Parliament House when all youth members around Queensland will spend a week in Brisbane during the September holidays. We wish Genevieve and Lily all the best on thier QYP journey and look forward to hearing about the growth that takes place through the opportunities embraced throughout the year.
Teacher of English & Student Leadership Coordinator