Who is JYP?
Jersey Youth Parliament is an island wide forum for young people to discuss, research and connect current issues to the States Assembly. The project supports young people in Jersey to lead and engage in discussions about issues that affect them. 40 young people, aged between 12 and 18, have become members of the Jersey Youth Parliament. These members will be in position for up to 18 months, receive training, consult young people in Jersey, research and share their voice through three JYP campaigns. During each campaign the Jersey Youth Parliament will present their findings to Members of the States Assembly, engage with the work of Scrutiny and compile a report to share with Ministers. The formation of a Youth Parliament aligns with other jurisdictions who have developed effective structures to hear the voice of young people and influence meaningful changes in their communities.