Empower the next generation with the YMCA's preteen and teen civic engagement programs, featuring both Model UN programs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. These initiatives are designed to cultivate leadership skills, global awareness, and a sense of responsibility among young individuals. Through participation in Model UN conferences, preteens and teens have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions, develop their diplomatic acumen, and make a positive impact on the world. Join us in fostering informed and empowered youth who are prepared to tackle the complex challenges of our global community.
Model UN In New Jersey
Grades 7-12 | Students at North Hunterdon, Voorhees, Hunterdon Central, Readington Middle and JP Case Middle School participate through programs provided through their school while other interested students can participate as part of our YMCA-based group. High school and middle school students each attend separate conferences in January.
Program runs September through January
Model UN In Pennsylvania
Age 12-14 | Model UN introduces students to the operation and structure of the United Nations while providing an opportunity to actively learn about world cultures and debate issues of international importance through weekly meetings. The program culminates in a three-day conference at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center at which middle school students from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, New York and Connecticut work together to produce and debate solutions to these issues.
Fairless Hills branch
New Jersey Youth and Government
Grades 7-12 | Students participate in the role of a NJ legislator and and propose a bill to become a future law culminating with a three-day conference. Students at North Hunterdon, Voorhees, Hunterdon Central High Schools, Readington Middle and and JP Case Middle School participate through programs provided through their school while other interested students can participate as part of our YMCA-based group.
Program runs January through April