Youth Parliament 2017-2018 Application

Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 National Youth Parliament of Jamaica! 
Are you:
Passionate about addressing issues affecting youth? 
Interested in public speaking and debate? 
Curious about Parliamentary Procedure and Civic engagement? 
If you've answered "yes" then the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information invites you to apply to be part of the 2017- 2018 National Youth Parliament of Jamaica. 


Interested Applicants:  

  1. Must be a Jamaican between ages 18 and 27 years; 
  2. Are required to attend/participate in the following:
  • Mandatory Training and Workshop                                  October 20 - 22, 2017   
  • Parliamentary Procedures - Review and Mock Sitting     November 17-19, 2017 
  • Sitting of the National Youth Parliament                           November 20, 2017 
  • Ongoing Work on Parliamentary Motions                         December 2017 – November 2018 
Application Deadline: 4:00pm - Friday October 9, 2017 

Click here to apply online



The National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) was started in November 2003 as a non-partisan initiative aimed at providing youth from across Jamaica with a forum to express their views, network and debate issues of concern in the House of Representatives. The Parliament has traditionally been hosted as part of the slate of activities for National Youth Month celebrations in Jamaica, with the most recent sitting being in November 2016.
The NYPJ is structured to provide an opportunity for youth to deepen their understanding of parliamentary democracy, while developing skills in research, policy formulation and analysis, advocacy, public speaking and communication. 
The NYPJ involves a yearly programme of activities, to include, orientation, training, local and regional meetings, dialogue with Ministers and Opposition spokespersons, and provide avenues for youth inputs and consultation in policy and programme development. 
The National Youth Parliament is structured to:
  • Encourage active citizenship among youth and promote involvement in democracy and governance;
  • Analyse and provide feedback from a youth perspective on statements, ministry papers, green 
  • papers and bills before the Houses of Parliament;
  • Promote youth mainstreaming into national policies, strategies and programmes.
National Youth Parliament Jamaica Ministry of Education Youth and Information


Click here to apply to be part of the 2017-2018 National Youth Parliament