West Shore teens encouraged to check out Youth Parliament

Applications now being accepted for upcoming sitting

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

For the next three weeks, the youth organization is calling on community and youth leaders from  across the province to nominate exceptional 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.”

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

More information and membership applications are available online at bcyp.org. Application deadline is Oct. 29.

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