Debate - Negotiate - Resolve

Model UN engages students in an exploration of current global issues through interactive simulations. It cultivates literacy and leadership as students explore important topics such as sustainable development, climate change, global health, and human rights. Students debate international issues, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate rules of procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing cooperation to solve complex societal problems.


Students in Model UN think broadly about issues of conflict, ethnic divisions, and global systems. They learn to consider their role in a participatory democracy and how to build solutions at the global and local community levels. Model UN helps students:

  • Become expert researchers as they investigate societal issues related to specific countries, interest groups and policies;

  • Build analytic skills to separate evidence-based claims versus opinions;  

  • Acquire communication, negotiation and consensus building skills to effect change;

  • Develop public-speaking, writing, and debate skills;

  • Learn to respect contrasting views and cultures as they interact with people who are different from themselves.

  • Identify international, national and local strategies for community development


Established in 2013, MDMUN operates in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the 4th largest public school district in the U.S.  Annually, we bring together more than 1,000 middle and high school delegates from South Florida schools. MDMUN is staffed by volunteers from University of Miami and Miami Dade College.

MDMUN High School
March 4-5, 2022
Miami Dade College North Campus

MDMUN Middle School
March 12, 2022
Miami Dade College North Campus

Established in 2014, PCMUN operates in partnership with Pinellas County Schools (PCS), Florida's 7th largest public school district.  Annually, we bring together more than 500 middle and high school delegates on the Gulf Coast. PCMUN is staffed by volunteers from St. Pete College, USF, and University of Tampa.

PCMUN High School

April, 2022

St. Pete College Seminole Campus

PCMUN Middle School
April, 2022
St. Pete College 
Seminole Campus

Model UN meets Common Core and Sunshine State Standards for Social Studies, History, and English Language Arts. It fully integrates the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards

Bring Model UN into your classroom and prepare for a conference.

Teacher Professional Development:

Model UN Skills Building
October, 2021 - Virtual

Model UN Conference Preparation
For Middle & High School Students

January 29, 2022 - Virtual

Teaching - Learning - Support

Established in 2013, Foundations for Leadership is broadening the Model UN community by working with public schools 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 nearly 2,000 students and teachers annually at conferences and workshops thanks to partners and a dedicated team of college volunteers. Since inception, more than 15,000 students and teachers have been served.



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