KAC MUN Program The KAC Model United Nations program (MUN) is an after-school program designed to help under served high school students in the greater Koreatown area. MUN meetings are held once a week, and students attend one of the two days available (Tuesday or Thursday) from 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm. MUN is intended to give inner-city youth insight into the world at large – geopolitics, international relations, and national and international politics – while honing everyday skills, all in an effort to engage students in a critical reflection of not only global but local issues.
The Korean American Coalition has a long history of leadership training: the National College Leadership Conference, which is the longest continuously running college leadership conference in the country and the KAC Summer College Internship Program which provides highly qualified college students with summer internships to gain experience in their fields of interest. The MUN program, not offered at any area high schools, is thereby designed as an ambitious leadership training program for local high school students.
Applications are accepted in August and September of each year. (The application for the 2015-2016 MUN Program year is closed). The MUN program runs from September to May. This MUN academic year will run from September 2, 2015 - April 30, 2016.
WHAT IS MUN Model United Nations (MUN) is a civic engagement program for high school students in the Los Angeles Koreatown area. Acting as delegates from the United Nations (UN) member states, students participate in and recreate UN meetings at conferences throughout the country to discuss a wide variety of past and current global issues. Students must conduct research in preparation for these conferences and prepare speeches to present to their committees.
MUN programs are usually implemented as a class or extra curricular club and are most often found in affluent suburban high schools. Urban schools in low-income areas, however, often lack the resources to run this sort of program. We, at KAC, implemented this program as a community-based club with some additions to the program design.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE High school students entering grades 9-11 (returning students who are entering senior year are eligible).
GENERAL INFORMATION • KAC offers financial assistance and scholarships to students for our Mission Viejo and Berkeley MUN pool trips • The program is the only one in this area • The MUN program is a valuable asset on a student's resume • Participants will see improvements in public speaking, speech, debate, and critical analysis skills • Previous KAC MUN seniors were accepted into Harvard, Amherst, Boston University, Duke, UC Berkeley, and UCLA