22nd Model United Nations (MUN) Program
For Middle School Students (Grades 6th-8th)
California YMCA Youth & Government has offered the Model United Nations (MUN) program to middle school students throughout the state since 2001. Middle school students or “delegates” will come together in delegations and participate in the program with peers from across California. They are given the opportunity to discuss international issues, discover other cultures, develop life-enhancing skills, and make new friends. The four-month program culminates when delegates from around the state convene for the Model United Nations Summit. There, delegates represent assigned countries as ambassadors and work to solve global issues with the skills they have acquired. *There will be one of each conference in Northern California and Southern California.
Students participate in the program through their local delegations. Delegations are formed through YMCAs, schools, or other youth-affiliated programs. Delegations are encouraged to host weekly meetings that typically begin in mid-February and are led by an adult Advisor. Within their delegations, delegates research, debate and establish policies, treaties and resolutions. The main focus for the 22nd MUN will be the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Some groups may hold their weekly meetings virtually while others will be in person. This will depend on the local guidelines of each delegation so be sure to check with your local YMCA regarding their in person meeting policies.
For more information, contact the program director at (626) 604-4210 or submit the form below.