Model United Nations
- Our school doesn’t have a YLA group. Can we still participate in the conferences?
We can help you start a YLA group (service and leadership development club), if you’re interested. As a YLA member ($15 affiliation dues), you will receive significant discounts on all of our programs (usually $25 reduction in fees). You will also have the benefit of a year-round program AND a structured group to raise money for conference attendance.
2. What if we just want to attend the Model United Nations program?
You are welcome to attend any and all of our conferences as an unaffiliated (non-YLA) participant. You will not be eligible to run for any leadership positions, but can still participate fully in every activity.
3. I don’t have anyone else from my school (or I’m homeschooled). How can I attend?
We often have home schooled or individual students attend our conferences. You will still need an adult advisor (usually a parent) who will attend with you. We can work with you to gather other interested students and grow the program, also.
4. What are the deadlines I need to know?
November 22 – Participation Agreement, Nation Choices, & Roster January 8 – Final Fees, Registration Forms, Resolutions Due
The process starts with this Participation Agreement and Roster, which is due by November 22 Once you send this in with your non-refundable deposit of $75/person (student and adult), we will send you the information you need to get started. Many of the resources are online. We encourage you to start early – you CAN send your materials in BEFORE the deadline.
Once you have sent in the deposit, we will notify you of your country assignment (based on your choices). Begin writing your resolution with your partner (2 per resolution). You will complete all of this before the January 8th and send in all of your materials with your final fees ans registration forms for the lowest rate.
5. What if I change my mind?
As a leadership development program, we will encourage you to plan ahead. Your $75 deposit is your commitment to attend and is non-refundable. If something happens, you may substitute someone in your place, but your deposit is not transferrable to the final fee of another person.
6. We’re brand new at this. Is there help available?
ALWAYS! Just contact our office to have your District Director schedule a visit to help
Model United Nations...
offers windows on the world and international perspectives as teens represent nations solving international issues.
“Model UN is a great way to learn about the world. I came into this program with no knowledge about the UN or my nation. I left with that knowledge plus the ability to think as my nation and a greater appreciation for other nations.”
2020-2021 Model UN Officers
- Secretary General – Kealyn McCardle, John Marshall
- President of the General Assembly – Zara Zervos, John Marshall
- Council President – Gabriella Carter, Hedgesville
- Council President – Abigail McBee, Hedgesville
- Council President – Katelyn Eilerman, Minster
You can get involved with YLA. Anyone and everyone is welcome! Students – register for a program. Teachers & Parents – find out how to get your students involved and start a YLA Community Chapter. Alumni, Friends, & Supporters – A small donation can go a long way towards changing somebody’s life.