The California YMCA Youth & Government Model United Nations program is a simulation of the “real life” United Nations. In this unique, immersive program, middle school delegates from Kent and White Hill schools will research, debate and establish policies, treaties and resolutions focusing on international issues. These include disputes between countries, peace-keeping responsibilities, border crisis, stabilizing financial markets and dealing with hunger, disease and poverty. Delegations are assigned one or more countries (depending on the number of participants) that they will represent, and students will research the countries and come to the MUN as representatives of those countries.
Under the direction and supervision of the delegation Lead Advisor, Model United Nations (MUN) Advisors are responsible for supporting and implementing the Model UN program in our local community. Primarily, this includes acting as a guide, mentor and chaperone at 2 out-of-town conferences with other delegates from all over California: The MUN Training Conference, March 23-25, 2018 at Camp Roberts near Paso Robles, and the MUN Summit in Los Angeles from April 26-29, 2018. An Advisor will help to lead a group of middle school age youth delegates and develop their skills related to leadership, personal growth, and service to others.
There are few things in life more rewarding than being a YMCA Youth & Government Advisor!
How's that for a bold statement? Well, it's the absolute truth. As a Youth & Government (Y&G) MUN Advisor, you will have the opportunity to facilitate a life-changing experience for a group of children, and in the process, have a life changing experience of your own. It doesn't get much better than that. As an Advisor, you will embark on a series of adventures that you may have never imagined, with people you never thought you'd meet, in places you never thought you'd go (like Camp Roberts). And when you're done, you'll not only have made an enormous impact on the youth under your care, you’ll have memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be a mature, dependable and responsible individual.
- Relate well to and enjoy working with middle school age youth.
- Have group facilitation experience or be willing to receive training in this area.
- Demonstrate and be committed to the four core values of the YMCA (Caring, Honesty, Responsibility and Respect).
- Have a basic understanding of current and historical international issues and concerns.
- Be organized, attentive to detail, and have good follow-through skills.
- Meet all volunteer requirements set by the local YMCA including, but not limited to, fingerprint clearance.
- Attend all MUN related programs and conferences, January through May. Provide active supervision, guidance and support to Marin YMCA delegates.
- Actively supporting Y&G programs goals and objectives.
- Preparing participants for their roles in Model United Nations.
- Working with participants to complete country banner projects, position papers, and other required assignments.
- Actively seeking local community and political involvement and support for the delegation.