What is MUN II?

The Y-MUN II program is a simulation of the United Nations designed for middle school students (grades 6-8) that culminates with a three-day experiential learning conference in early January.

Throughout the year, students research the operation and structure of the United Nations, learn about current events, and practice public speaking in preparation for the conference.

During the conference, students use what they have practiced to debate topics of international importance and work together to propose solutions to problems facing the international community.


How is Y-MUN II different from other Model UN programs?

The Y-MUN II program is based on the YMCA’s four core values: Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility. Throughout the conference, we promote a culture of mutual respect and teamwork, rather than competition. We encourage all students to stand and be heard, whether they are seasoned public speakers or first-time attendees.

It is our focus on encouraging young people to grow and develop as communicators, researchers, and leaders that makes Y-MUN II perfect for any student.


When is MUN II?

Y-MUN II takes place January 10th – 12th, 2020.


Where is MUN II?

The Y-MUN II conference is held at the Hershey Lodge, located at 325 University Dr., Hershey, PA 17033. Students stay overnight in the Lodge.


How can I attend MUN II?

To attend Y-MUN II, students must be part of a participating delegation. To inquire about starting your own delegation, contact Jaclyn Mahoney, Y-MUN II Volunteer Program Director, at jmahoney@ymcace.org.


How much does it cost to attend MUN II?

The cost to attend is about $300 per student. Scholarship and financial aid options are available. Please contact your delegation advisor for more information.


What should I wear to the conference?

The dress code for conference is business professional (slacks/skirts, button down shirts/blouses, and jackets/cardigans – suits are also acceptable). Students should also pack casualwear for free time and social activities.


What should I bring to the conference?

Students should bring pens and paper. Laptops are not required but are allowed during unmoderated caucus and free time. Cell phones are permitted but cannot be used during conference sessions.


Who runs the MUN II conference?

The Y-MUN II conference is sponsored by the YMCA of Burlington County and is a volunteer-driven program. All conference staff are volunteers. Representatives from the YMCA are also in attendance.


Can parents attend the conference?

Yes – Parents are welcome to attend the final day of conference to watch the final sessions and closing ceremonies. If you would like more information, please contact Jaclyn Mahoney, Y-MUN II Volunteer Program Director, at jmahoney@ymcace.org.