Model UN Field Trip to NYC

$2,558 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 26 months

Students from the Family Partnership Charter Morro Bay Montessori and San Luis Obispo Vicente Learning Centers have the opportunity to attend the Montessori Model United Nations Conference in New York!

WHAT: MMUN students formulate, present, debate, and revise positions on current issues that are affecting people of the world.  By assuming the perspectives of a citizen of their selected countries, MMUN students not only develop an understanding of the needs and rights of others, but also learn to respect the cultures, the political views, and the belief system of others.

Taking on their ambassadorial roles in a Model UN simulation, students research the issue that their UN committees will address. Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the rights of the child, child labor, the environment, food and hunger, economic development and globalization. 

Model UN delegates also look closely at the needs, goals and foreign policies of the countries they will represent at the event. The insights they gain from their exploration of history, geography, culture, economics and science contribute to the authenticity of the simulation.

WHEN: February 21st – 24th, 2018

HOW MUCH:  For 16 students and their two amazing teachers to attend this conference it will cost $9520. Airfare is an additional $9900. Volunteer parent chaperones will be required to register for the conference and secure funds for flights as well. This will cost them each an additional $1000 for a total of $15000.

WHY: The Future Begins NOW!
This is an amazing opportunity for these small town kids to be immersed in the global community. This is a hands on learning experince that could have positive global effects. However, without the financial support of our greater community it will not be possible. Every little bit will add up and help this group of 4th-8th grade UN deligates get to NY. 

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Student delegates have been so busy getting ready for this field trip to the UN. Three weeks to go and we will be in NYC!!
They have each written a position paper on their topics ranging from disarmament in Pakistan to indigenous rights in Jamaica. They are also practicing the speeches they will be giving on these topics. They are learning the National Anthem of Tanzania and will be performing in a Cultural Night Performance in front of all the other delegates and their families.
In addition, they have been hitting the pavement hard and fundraising efforts have raised about $25,000 in total!
We are so proud of these students and their dedication to this project. Thank you so much for your support. This trip would not be possible without you!
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Additional fundraising efforts have been successful!! Our delegates have raised $18,000 towards our $20,000 goal. Way to go students and families! And thank you to all of you who have contributed!

Students have been researching about their assigned countries of Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. They are learning about the local economies, demographic features and the races and religions that make up these countries. They are also researching major events within these countries. Did you know that Pakistan has been a member of the UN since its inception in 1947 but 2013 was the first year that a their government was democratically elected. Do you know about this famous and inspiring Pakistani teen?
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Delegates to the Model UN are deep into their preparation for the conference in February. This week they are learning about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and how these SDG's support rights within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Students are also busy with additional fundraising efforts. This week our Tri-tip BBQ will raise significant funds and provide some free meals to our local firefighters. Students have been approaching local businesses to gain sponsorship and have also hit the pavement hard to sell tickets that will award one lucky winner a brand new car. Thank you Santa Maria car dealerships for donating. And thank you to all our GoFundMe sponsors for supporting our efforts to get to NYC!
Delegates selling car raffle tickets
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This week our delegates in training brainstormed and discussed hypothetical family problems and how to solve them, and then world problems and possible solutions, and which organ of the UN would work toward solving each problem.

They are also researching these topics: "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and "Convention on the Rights of the Child."
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Raised by 46 people in 26 months
Created September 2, 2016
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Donnie Baldwin
10 months ago

Hope Odin and classmates have fun in NY, can’t wait to hear all about it!!

Ashley Brode
11 months ago

This is an amazing opportunity for these kids! Supporting our cousin Odin. ::Thumbs up.::

Luke Roundy
11 months ago

Alright, Odin! Wishing you the best! Enjoy!

Shanny Covey
11 months ago

Good Luck, Odin

Robert Yost
12 months ago

Listen to some Nation of Ulysses while you're in DC!

Reuel Czach
12 months ago

Help make this world a better place Odin!

Christopher Kitts
12 months ago

Go For It!!

12 months ago
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