NAP has a dedicated standing committee to specifically address the needs of young people to enhance their learning about parliamentary procedure.
More than a decade ago, NAP established a partnership with Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)—Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) to assist with its national parliamentary procedure contests and make NAP’s educational resources easily available to its student members and teacher-advisers.
NAP currently has partnerships with six national youth organizations that have an annual parliamentary procedure competition:
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is devoted to developing business skills in secondary school students through local chapter activities as well as state and national leadership conferences.
FBLA’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) division continues developing business skills in students as they continue on to postsecondary education.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA, formerly FHA) helps young men and women address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer science education. FCCLA members develop skills for life: goal setting, problem solving, decision-making, and effective communications.
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national career and technical organization for students interested in health careers. HOSA’s activities provide occupation and leadership skills to promote career opportunities in the health care industry.
SkillsUSA serves high school and college students enrolled in technical skills and service occupations (such as health) programs of study. SkillsUSA programs strive to establish industry standards for job-skills training in the classroom.
Business Professionals of America (BPA) aims to prepare a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. Its conferences, workshops, and skills competitions encourage personal and professional growth among secondary and post-secondary students.
A convention internship program brings a student representative from each of the partnership organizations to the NAP biennial convention. The interns assist with convention registration, serve as pages during business meetings, attend educational sessions, participate in the youth committee workshop, and serve as an ambassador for their partnership. The members of the youth committee serve as mentors for the interns during the convention.NAP and the NAP Educational Foundation under-write the internship program.
As part of its dedication to developing skills and knowledge among students, NAP also provides membership privileges to youth groups studying parliamentary procedure.
Please visit our Youth Resources page for more information!