A chance to discuss international issues, discover other cultures, learn what it’s like to become a global citizen and make new friends.
At Model UN, students take on the role of ambassadors from countries ranging from Argentina to Zimbabwe. You’ll be a “delegate,” as you debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda.
The four-month program ends at the Y’s Annual Model United Nations Summit where participants join from across California.
Program Participants: $800
Every Tuesday, beginning January 24
4 - 5:30pm
Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA
1930 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada Flintridge
Training & Elections Conference: March 21-22 at Camp Pali Mountain
Fee: $805 (for both training and summit)
Participants attend the MUN Training Conference, held at Camp Roberts Army National Guard Base. While there, participants will not only learn more about the program area in which they will be participating (General Assembly, Non-Governmental Organizations, International Court of Justice, etc.), they will also receive training in areas such as public speaking, decision-making, cultural competency, and evidence-based persuasion.
Parent Meeting: January 14, 6:30 pm at Crescenta Cañada Family YMCA
Fee includes all meals and lodging at the Training Conference
Model United Nations Summit, April 23-26, Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel
Hotel fees: $175 per room (this is included in your fee), per night (based on four to a room) hotel reservations are due by March 25th
During the Summit, participants will represent their respective countries in the roles for which they prepared during the Training Conference (Economic and Social Council, Security Council, etc.). During the course of the conference, they will also have the opportunity to participate in various cultural experiences.
Parent Meeting: April 14 at 6:30 pm at Crescenta Cañada Family YMCA
Fee covers all meals, other than Delegation Dinner at the Summit
The price per delegate for the 2019 Model United Nations is $905
1. Pay the entire cost of $905 by check or credit card when you register
2. Pay in four payments of $226.25, the first when you register and the next three by automatic bank draft on Jan. 11, Feb. 11, and March. 11
WHAT AGES IS THIS FOR?
WHAT IS MODEL UNITED NATIONS?
An opportunity to discuss international issues, discover other cultures, develop life-enhancing skills, and make new friends. The four-month program culminates when participants from across California meet at the Y’s Annual Model United Nations Summit.
WHY JOIN MODEL UNITED NATIONS?
Ask a Model United Nations veteran what attracted them to join.
Was it the thought of over 900 Jr. High school students from all over California converging on an army base for training conferences? Or the idea of taking over LAX Sheraton for the final Summit.
At first, they would probably admit that. For most, it starts with friendships, both old and new. Then the realization that they become a part of something bigger than themselves, bigger than their cliques from high school, manifests.
For many, it’s a glimpse into what High school is going to be like, exchanging ideas with the best and the brightest from all over the state and realizing the motto, Democracy must be learned by each generation.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE A Y MEMBER?
All Youth and Government participants must be Y Members.
Youth and Government is a signature program and a cornerstone of the teen experience at our Y and in our community.
At the Y, we believe we impact young adults best when they are involved in a range of programs and experiences. We want our young adults not to just belong to some high school club but to feel like the Y belongs to them.
Our Y is so much more than a gym. We are a proud state-of-the-art facility that encourages our young adults to use in order to stay balanced and healthy.
If the cost of membership is prohibitive, our Membership for All Program, provides assistance to everyone, based on individual needs and circumstances.
No one should be denied access to their ability to pay. More information about Membership for All is included in this information.