Model United Nations
Model United Nations is a middle school-aged program that allows our youth to explore the concepts of advocacy, diplomacy, and global citizenship. YMCA of San Francisco's Model United Nations program ensures that youth understand the principles of global citizenship, leadership, and empathy, along with the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. We focus on values-based leadership and civic engagement among youth to strengthen their participation in our democracy. Youth can discuss international issues, explore other cultures, and use critical thinking skills.
Delegates will meet weekly to discuss current events and topics related to their program areas and role assignments. Youth will learn the skills of public speaking, debate, and problem-solving, to name a few. We will have the opportunity to travel on a few overnight trips this year, where youth will practice these skills with peers from all across California as they explore together what it means to be a change-maker.