Discuss, Debate and Legislate!

Welcome to the YMCA Model United Nations Program! Our program is designed to introduce students to the operation and structure of the United Nations while providing them with an opportunity to actively learn about world cultures and debate issues of international importance. Students will actively participate in conflict resolution, public speaking, and coalition building, in addition to making new friends and being exposed to new ideas. The program promotes leadership through character development, while introducing students to a vast array of ideas.

The YMCA Model United Nations Program is an interpretation of the United Nations in New York City. Although not every committee is an exact simulation of the United Nations, the intent of the program is to provide high school students with the opportunity to simulate the debate and problem solving that occurs at the United Nations in an atmosphere that promotes respect for people of differing views. In order to create this environment, Y-MUN features several diverse components to challenge high school participants. Our goal is to inspire the true spirit of the United Nations, our program focused on compromise, finding solutions, and student development to achieve our goal of “developing tomorrow’s global leaders, today.