JOHN BURKE HIGH SCHOOL
NL Youth Parliament Conference
The Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Parliament (NLYP) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, run entirely by youth, and dedicated to bringing the experience of parliamentary democracy to the youth of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The aims of the NLYP are to educate youth about the institutions of Parliament and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy, to provide a forum for youth on issues concerning society, and to help youth develop their skills in public speaking and debate.
The House of Assembly of the NLYP meets in Session once a year. Its members range in age from about 15 to 23 and come from all over Newfoundland and Labrador. In the session, a Government introduces resolutions on various issues. The resolutions are critiqued by the Opposition, and ultimately debated and voted on by the Members. Individual Members are also able to present their own resolutions on both serious and light topics.
Details about expenses can be found in the application and further details will be included in the acceptance packages.
Our Graduation Ceremony will be held on Dec. 17 at 1 pm. Graduates should be at the school by 12:30 pm.