Youth Parliament Application (Open)

Date Published: 
Monday, January 18, 2021


Applications are now open for the 2021 Cohort of The National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ).


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.



Applicant Requirements:

1. Must be a Jamaican between ages 15 and 27 yrs, to apply for the National Youth Parliament.

2. Are required to attend/participate in the following:



Introductory Training Feb. 2021

County Training Sessions and County Project planning Feb. 2021– Nov. 2021

Ongoing Work on Parliamentary Motions Feb. 2021 – Nov 2021

Mandatory 3 day Residential Workshop (TBD) Sept. /Oct.- 2021
Parliamentary Procedures - Review and Mock Sitting Nov. 2021
Sitting of the National Youth Parliament Nov. 2021






Application Deadline: 4:00pm - Friday February 12, 2021