The Model UN program begins at a local YMCA or school. Students join a delegation and start learning about the inner workings of the United Nations, international affairs, and world cultures. Delegates learn how to draft proposals, resolve conflicts, and respectfully debate. This program culminates in a three-day MUN Conference in Hershey, PA, at the beginning of January each year. Students represent their assigned countries and participate in committee discussions, resolution-building, and public speaking activities.

Program Details

Programming begins in the Fall at the start of each school year. Students can join their school sponsored club or participate through a local YMCA. Each delegation (club) spends the several months leading up to the conference learning about the role the UN plays on the world stage. Delegates will research and write a proposition paper based on the political policies of their assigned country. When all delegates arrive at the conference, they collaborate with their countries allies to create a new resolution in the hopes of it passing through committee.

2024 Conference

  • January 5 - 7 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA

2024 Program Costs

  • Student Double Room: $430
  • Advisor Double Room: $460
  • Advisor Single Room: $520

How to get involved!

Join a MUN Program at your local YMCA branch! Fill out the interest form by clicking the button below.

Interest Form

Programs available at the following GPY Branches:

  • Roxborough Y
  • Willow Grove Y
  • Spring Valley Y
  • Mount Laurel Y
  • West Philadelphia Y
  • Northeast Family Y

Don’t have a Y branch local to you? Email Lindsay Doyle to find out how to start your own delegation!

Frequently Asked Questions

Most students participate through their school or YMCA Model UN Club. If your school doesn’t have a club, email our team to find out how to start one!

Yes! Please email our team for an application.