Time & Location
Jan 15, 2020, 12:00 PM
White Hill Middle School, 101 Glen Dr #1338, Fairfax, CA 94930, USA
About the event
California YMCA Youth & Government has offered the Model United Nations (MUN) program to middle school students throughout the state since 2001. Middle school students (delegates) participate in the program with their peers. They are given the opportunity to discuss international issues, discover other cultures, develop life-enhancing skills, and make new friends. The program culminates when delegates from around the state meet at the annual Model United Nations Summit in Los Angeles, California. While there, they will not only learn more about the program area in which they are participating (Economic and Social Council, Non-Governmental Organizations, International Court of Justice, etc.), but they will receive training in areas such as public speaking, decision-making, cultural competency, and evidence-based persuasion.
Once at the Summit, delegates take on the roles of their country’s UN representatives, committee chairs, and presiding officers. They get to put their research and newfound knowledge to work as they perform their roles and explore how the United Nations is run. In this unique experience, middle schoolers deal with international issues that affect our world.
Meetings are on Wednesdays from January 15 to May 6 at lunchtime. Students may participate in the first two sessions to get a feel for the program before making a financial commitment by Jan 30th. Please see the attached flyer from leader, Nana Sosa for more detailed information.