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engaged global citizens

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Model United Nations

Dynamic Learning

Our approach to learning is centered around Model United Nations (Model UN), which allows students to explore global issues in an interactive environment. Through Model UN, young people become part of a community that values collaboration, creativity, and civic engagement.

Model UN develops empowered learners. Students debate international issues, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, prepare resolutions, and navigate rules of procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing support to solve some of the world's most challenging issues.

Life & Leadership Skills

  • Become an expert researcher of global issues and policies.

  • Improve news literacy and analytic ability to separate facts versus opinions. 

  • Build communication, debate, and diplomacy skills.

  • Learn to consider contrasting views and cultures.

  • Identify international, national, and local development strategies needed to take informed action.


Model UN meets Common Core and Florida Department of Education Standards for Social Studies, History, and English Language Arts.  It integrates the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards. 

Our online resources and workshops can help bring Model into the classroom or help you prepare for a conference. 

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Our Model UN Conferences bring together a community of young leaders who are passionate about making a difference in the world. 


Annually, more than 2,000 participants from dozens of schools across Florida join us for debate and diplomacy.


Check out our events for middle and high school delegates. 

Foundations for Leadership

Established in 2013, Foundations for Leadership is broadening the Model UN community by working with educational institutions and partners to provide classroom resources, teacher professional development, and local Model UN conferences. 

For decades, Model UN has thrived in highly selective schools and universities – institutions with resources to match a strong interest.  We believe all students, regardless of means or background, should have access to programs that enrich them academically, as future professionals, and as global citizens. We care deeply about projects that build empathy, diplomacy, and a mindset for bringing people together.   ​

Foundations for Leadership engages more than 2,500 students and teachers annually in classrooms, conferences, and workshops thanks to partners and a dedicated team of college volunteers.  

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