The Triunfo YMCA, serving Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park, is taking new members for its Model United Nations (MUN) program, designed for kids in sixth through eighth grades. Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Sumac Elementary School YMCA facility (6050 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills).
The California YMCA Youth &Government MUN program is a simulation of the “real-life” United Nations Assembly. Delegates research, debate and establish policies, treaties and resolutions focusing on international issues including disputes between countries, peace-keeping responsibilities, border crisis, stabilizing financial markets and dealing with hunger, disease and poverty.
"Our delegates learn about the world and how challenging it can be to affect positive change," says John Napotnik, Triunfo Y program director. "It's also an opportunity to learn skills that will be useful throughout their school years and beyond and a chance to proudly represent our area at the annual conference in April."
MUN delegations attend two conferences: a training conference at Camp Roberts in Paso Robles on March 15 through 17 and the Model UN Summit conference in Irvine on April 25 through 28. Delegations from throughout California assemble at these events.
For more information, contact Napotnik at the Triunfo YMCA at 818-707-9622, email@example.com. Delegations are also forming at the Miller Family YMCA in Newbury Park, 805-480-0309 and the Conejo Valley YMCA (serving Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Santa Rosa Valley), 805-523-7613.