Jan. 31, 2012
-- WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIF.--The Triunfo YMCA, serving Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park, is starting its Model United Nations program, designed for kids in sixth through eighth grades. Meetings are held twice a month beginning in February on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Sumac Elementary School YMCA facility (6050 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills).
The California YMCA Youth &Government Model United Nations program is a simulation of the “real-life”
United Nations Assembly. Participants in Model United Nations (MUN) will take part in some of the activities that the real U.N. participates in. Delegates will 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.
The Y delegations will attend two conferences:
a training conference at Camp Roberts in Paso Robles on March 30 through April 1 and at the Model UN Summit conference in Irvine on May 3 through May 6. Delegations from throughout California assembly at these events.
In addition to the Triunfo YMCA, the Miller Family YMCA in Newbury Park and the Conejo YMCA are also forming delegations. For more information, contact Jenna Grossman at the Triunfo Y at 818-707-9622, firstname.lastname@example.org, Veronica Rodarte at the Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park
at 805-480-0309, email@example.com and Jennifer Silveria the Conejo Valley YMCA at 805-523-
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With branches in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village and Simi Valley, the Southeast Ventura County YMCA serves the communities of Newbury Park, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Rosa Valley, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park.