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YMCA Model United Nations

YMCA Model United Nations is a program for middle school students designed to promote engagement with, and understanding of, their world. The program relies on an experience-based model, where participants learn by doing - collaboratively developing solutions to real-world issues and presenting them to their peers and international experts. Over the course of the program, participants will learn the history and purpose of the UN, improve their grasp of world geography, discuss and debate major international issues, and gain an appreciation for multiple world cultures.

Join us for a hands-on, experiential learning opportunity like no other. In YMCA Model United Nations, our middle school ambassadors in grades 6-8 develop valuable skills such as:

  • Cultural competency
  • Evidence-based persuasion
  • Planning and decision making
  • A passion for teamwork and collaboration.

Students are challenged to take positions on and debate current-day issues from different perspectives as they dream up solutions to the world's most pressing problems. We have two delegations to serve you - one meeting in midtown Sacramento and the other in Grass Valley. We will participate in two regional conferences where students will make new friends from throughout Northern California.

2023 Program Calendar


Sacramento Central Delegation meets in midtown Sacramento on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15pm starting March 8.

Gold Country Delegation meets Thursdays starting March 2 from 6-7:15pm at Grass Valley Charter, Staff Room (226 S Auburn St, Grass Valley, 95945).



  • Training Conference - Saturday, April 15, 2023, location TBD
  • MUN Summit - Friday, June 2-Sunday June 4, YMCA Camp Loma Mar, Pescadero, CA

PROGRAM FEE: $690 Fee covers: program materials and supplies, MUN sweatshirt, conference registration, lodging, and most meals. We offer full pay and installment plans for payment as well as financial aid.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: We are committed to equal program access for all and are dedicated to ensuring the benefits of MUN are available to every student in our community without regard to financial need. No delegate should ever drop out or refrain from joining because of financial concerns. If you want to do this program, we want you to do this program.

REGISTRATION MINIMUM: This program requires 20 participants to proceed. 


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