Model United Nations
Middle School Program
On or before 05/16/2017
The California YMCA Youth and Government Model United Nations program is a simulation of the real-life United Nations Assembly. Participants in Model United Nations (MUN) will take part in some of the activities that the real UN participates in. Student Ambassadors will research, debate and establish policies, treaties and resolutions focusing on international issues, including disputes between countries, peace-keeping responsibilities, border crisis, stabilizing financial markets and dealing with hunger, disease, and poverty.
While the scope of the program is political in nature, youth also gain experience in research, public speaking and leadership Ì¢âÂÛÏ critical skills for their future success.
The Model United Nations broadens studentÌ¢âÂã¢s horizons as they take on the job of representing another part of the world. In addition to the educational aspects of the program, it also increases confidence and self esteem at an age when self worth is rigorously tested.
Every week ambassadors meet at the EAST COUNTY FAMILY YMCA McGrath facility teen center to discuss and learn more about international issues such as weapons of mass destruction, water rights, and Palestinian refugees. Ambassadors will research their countries, write position papers, and work on public speaking and debate.
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
February 16, 2012 6:30PM