Youth & Government

Model United Nations

Youth & Government Middle School Students

California YMCA Youth & Government has offered the Model United Nations (MUN) program to middle school students throughout the state since 2001. Middle school students (delegates) participate in the program with their peers. They are given the opportunity to discuss international issues, discover other cultures, develop life-enhancing skills, and make new friends. The program culminates when delegates from around the state meet at the annual Model United Nations Summit in Los Angeles, California.

Once at the Summit, delegates 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, middle schoolers deal with international issues that affect our world.This program runs at two middle schools, Kent & White Hill.
Meetings are on Wednesdays from January 10 to May 9. 


Kent Meetings: Thursdays, 3:30-4:15pm (Room 12)

Fees: $1,155

Fee Schedule:
$385 • January 31
$385 • February 20
$385 • March 20


White Hill Meetings: Lunchtime

Fees: $1,125

Fee Schedule:
$375 • January 31
$375 • February 20
$375 • March 20


The MUN program holds two out-of-town conferences each year and a 1-day training ast Point Bonita YMCA.

Pt. Bonita Leadership Day

February 2 • 9am-4:30pm, Pt. Bonita YMCA

MUN Training Conference

March 22-23 • Camp Jones Gulch, La Honda, CA

18th Annual MUN Summit

April 25-28 • Los Angeles, LAX Sheraton


Model Legislature & Court

Youth & Government (High School Students)

California YMCA Youth & Government’s Model Legislature & Court (MLC) has been the state’s premier youth leadership and civic development program since 1948. The ML/C creates a six-month learn-by-doing experience that teaches the values of democracy by bringing together a cross-section of the state’s high school students. This program provides them with the opportunity to experience government first-hand and to learn how to solve community problems through the democratic process as well as debate and discuss issues with their peers from throughout California. Tuition includes lodging and transportation costs for all conferences along with some meals. Click here for more information about Youth & Government in the YMCA of San Francisco.

Model Legislature & Court helps participants develop skills to help them succeed and transition through high school and beyond:

  • Leadership
  • Public speaking
  • Research & writing skills
  • Core values & team work
  • Study skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Greater understanding of civic engagement and issues on state-wide and national levels

Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:00, from September through February with various activities planned throught he six month program. Fees include lodging and transportation for all conferences along with some meals.

Conference Dates:

Teen Leadership Conference
10/12-10/14 - Point Bonita YMCA

Trainings & Elections I
11/9 - 11/11 - Fresno, CA 

Trainings & Elections II
1/19 - 1/21 - Fresno, CA

71st Model Legislature & Court
2/14 - 2/18 - Sacramento, CA 


Sign Up!

Registration Guidelines

  • Sign Up by contacting Nana Sosa
  • Registration packet needs to be turned in at time of registration
  • Current 9th - 12th Graders
  • Must register by September (first payment due 9/28) - Registration EXTENDED!
  • No Program Membership Required
  • Scholarships and Discounts can be applied by branch after registration

Registration Includes

When you sign up, everything you need to participate throughout the whole program is included.

  • Transportation (3 conferences)
  • Hotel Stay (3 conferences)
  • Conference Meals & Snacks
  • Weekly Meeting Snacks
  • Delegation Sweatshirts
  • Advisor Expenses
  • Statewide Program Registration Fees
  • Program Meeting Supplies
  • Cluster Events

Payments & Scholarships

1st September 28, 2018 $481.66  - Registration EXTENDED!
2nd November 30, 2018 $481.66
3rd January 31, 2019 $481.68

Financial Scholarships available through your delegation Lead Advisor, Nana Sosa. Contact us to inquire about scholarships. Payments can be made online, monthly draft, or in person at your local YMCA.