The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) is a youth-led, non-party political organisation campaigning to highlight the voice of Scotland’s young people on a national and international stage.
It aims to be an effective, open, honest, inclusive and broadminded voice for Scotland’s young people. SYP represents 14-25-year-olds across the country and enables their participation in local and national decision-making. The organisation involves up to 200 young volunteers (MSYPs) who are elected to represent young people in their local area.
MSYPs are elected by young people in their local area or a national organisation in which they are involved. As an MSYP you are elected by young people to represent them and ensure their voice is listened to by local and national decision-makers. The three main ways in which MSYPs do this are:
- CONSULTING with young people in your local area or organisation.
- CAMPAIGNING on issues which affect young people.
- REPRESENTING young people’s views to individuals and organisations that make decisions which affect the lives of young people.
Throughout their two-year term as an MSYP, they will have the chance to be involved in many exciting opportunities, activities and projects. They will develop your skills and meet a wide range of people from across Scotland while making a genuine difference for young people in your community and beyond.
Are you interested in being involved in the Scottish Youth Parliament and helping to bring some of the local issues young people experience in Renfrewshire to a national platform? Get in touch.
You can also find out more about the Scottish Youth Parliament by visiting the SYP website.
Renfrewshire Scottish Youth Parliament members are supported by Renfrewshire Council’s Youth Services.