Model UN | Denver YMCA

Model UN

Colorado Model UN

Welcome to the YMCA Model UN Program, a unique Model UN experience for middle and high school students. Our program is youth-driven! From planning to execution, our program provides an unprecedented simulation of the UN that highlights the themes of collaboration, cultural understanding, and problem solving that are at the core of the organization’s real-life goals. We help students develop their debate skills and find their voice in a one-of-a-kind, multifaceted program that brings together servant leadership, public speaking, and global problem solving.

Our mission is simple – build the global leaders of tomorrow, today. 

Program Pillars

Find Your Voice

Great leaders and speakers are not born – everyone has the capacity to excel with a unique style. We strive to empower young people to speak up, hone debate and persuasion skills, construct effective arguments, and engage in conflict resolution in a collaborative environment. 

Develop Global Understanding

In our increasingly connected world, regardless of field, having a firm understanding of cultures and international issues is essential. We strive to broaden students’ horizons and expose them to new ways of thinking anchored in a culture of respect. 

Serve Others

Leadership is not about the spotlight – it is about service to those you lead and character. This spirit is ingrained in our program – youth chair and plan conference, delegates mentor less experienced peers, and we bring international issues and the ability to affect them to life through conference-wide service projects. 

Build Community

We help form bonds, create exchanges of ideas across diverse backgrounds, and connect like-minded individuals in our community.