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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.

2024 Program Calendar


Sacramento Central Delegation meets in midtown Sacramento on Sunday February, 4, with weekly meetings Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30p starting February 14, 2024.
Gold Country Delegation meets in Grass Valley on Thursdays starting in February, 2024.


  • Training Conference – Saturday, March 16, Sacramento Central YMCA
  • MUN Summit - Friday, May 3-Sunday May 5, 2024 YMCA Camp Jones Gulch, Pescadero, CA

PROGRAM FEE: $780. 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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