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Northfield YMCA Model United Nations (Grades 7-12)

Model UN 2024 Brochure

Since 1946, students from across the state have participated in Youth in Government (YIG), an immersive, experiential program that seeks to develop civically engaged students through a simulated government experience. In partnership with the YMCA of the North and the YMCA Center for Youth Voice, Northfield sends a delegation annually to two major Youth Government Conferences: Youth in Government and Model United Nations. These conferences encourage students to find their voice, spending their days drafting bills, arguing court cases, or debating passionately with their peers, and then spend evenings making new friends and connections with students all around the state. Having civically engaged students in our communities is so important, and why we believe fully in the YIG motto:

"Democracy must be learned by each generation"

It's Model UN Season!

Model United Nations (Model UN) is a hands-on civic learning program where students in grades 7-12 take on the role of a diplomat from one of 193 countries, engage in respectful discussions about the state of the world, and explore solutions to international challenges. On April 4th, more than 500 delegates from all over the state will come together in downtown Minneapolis for the annual Model UN conference, where they meet in program area groups to discuss and debate global issues, pass resolutions, form diplomatic alliances, and draft legal opinions while practicing cooperation and diplomacy.



Want to learn more about joining Northfield's Model United Nations Delegation? Explore and Register Here! 

Model UN 2023

2024 Conference Meeting Schedule and Important Dates

  • Monday, February 5th (6:00-6:45 and 7:00-7:45): Informational Meetings -- Northfield High School (Room H102)
  • Thursday, February 15th (7:00-8:00): Delegation Meeting (Northfield High School Room H102)
  • Monday, February 26th (7:00-8:00): Delegation Meeting (Northfield High School Room H102)
  • Saturday, March 2nd: LAUNCH Training (Via Zoom)
  • Thursday, March 7th (7:00-8:00): Delegation Meeting (Northfield High School Room H102)
  • Monday, March 18th (7:00-8:00): Delegation Meeting (Northfield Y Community Room)
  • Monday, April 1st (7:00-8:00): MANDATORY Parent/Guardian Meeting (Northfield High School Lower Cafeteria)
  • April 4th - April 6th: Model United Nations Conference (Minneapolis Marriot Hotel)



2024 YIG Conference Photo Gallery: Northfield Students in Action!

Youth in Government: 2024 Northfield Delegation

YIG 2024 Delegation

Model United Nations: 2024 Northfield Delegation

MUN 2024 Northfield Delegation