“Southern Interior Youth Parliament? What's that?”
SIYP is an organization for youth aged 14-18 (inclusive) residing anywhere within the Thompson Okanagan and Kootenay areas. Don't live in the Southern Interior? Don't worry! You can still apply as an ambassador!
The Southern Interior Youth Parliament is an opportunity to engage with other like minded youth through debate and discussion of topics that interest you and impact the areas where you live. After every session, Youth Parliamentarians go out and have a real impact on their communities through projects passed through their legislation, fulfilling our organizational motto of “youth serving youth”!
SIYP gives members the chance to practice public speaking and learn parliamentary procedure. Members debate resolutions pertaining to issues on any scale that they a passionate about as well as plan activities such as social gatherings, fundraisers, and community service projects for the upcoming year.