Model United Nations
2020-2021 program info coming late-September, 2020 - Check back soon!
Model United Nations Program
(6th – 8th Grade participants)
Middle school students gain an opportunity to discuss international issues, discover other cultures, develop life-enhancing skills, and make new friends in this four-month program celebrating diplomacy, collaboration, and caring. Through weekly meetings and two conferences, participants learn about other countries and cultures and build their sills in empathy, public speaking, leadership and more. MUN will be virtual for the 2020-21 school year.
The Sacramento Delegation meets at the Tahoe Park Community Center and the Gold Country Delegation meets in the Grass Valley area. Within these delegations, student ambassadors research, debate and establish policies, treaties and resolutions. Their main focuses are international issues, including disputes between countries, peacekeeping efforts, border crisis, stabilizing financial markets and dealing with hunger, disease and poverty.
In March, MUN delegates will attend a Northern or Southern California Training Conference. This conference serves as participant’s introduction to the statewide MUN and is a unique learning experience. The Model United Nations Summit is a four-day conference held in early May in Los Angeles, California and serves as the culmination of the program.
The Training Conference curriculum includes a thorough orientation of the overall program and its program areas, as well as workshops that focus on culture acceptance, public speaking, and leadership skills. Delegates also receive an introduction to the staff, role training, and a chance to meet program participants from other across the state.
Once at the Summit, ambassadors 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, they deal with international issues that affect our world. The program is designed to appeal to the interest of anyone wishing to learn more about the way that the United Nations works.