Model United Nations (MUN) Team - REGISTER HERE

Coaches: Mrs. Siobhan Clark and Dr. Tracy Tilotta

Grade Levels: 6th-8th grade

Meeting Time: Wednesdays before school (Session 1); Wednesday and another day TBD for Session 2

Costs: $106 per session; please read below for information on additional costs.

Model UN is an academic activity in which students work together to research and think critically about a global issue for a specific country. Once selected, MUN participants, also known as delegates, will be placed in committees and assigned countries to represent members of that body in order to discuss the topic at a UN simulation conference. Through this club, students will develop skills in speaking, writing and debating and engage in teamwork, critical thinking, and leadership activities as well as learn about international diplomacy and the United Nations.

To join the Roland Park MUN team, a letter of commitment and tryouts are required. Tryouts for Roland Park students will include submission of a video speech (maximum time: 2 minutes) on a current events topic of the student’s choice and actions to take. If a video cannot be submitted, the student may opt to submit a written opinion piece (maximum: 4 paragraph essay). Submissions are due by September 3, 2019 to the following:  siobhan.clark@sdhc.k12.fl.us  Please contact Ms. Clark if there are any questions or any problems with the video submission.      

A limited number of students who qualify will be invited to participate. The team will meet on Wednesdays from 7:20-8:10am for Session 1 and then twice weekly (Wednesdays and possibly Fridays) through March 2020 for Session 2.

Student registration fees will be billed in two installments (in September and November) and will cover costs for weekly practices, teacher coaching fees, and materials fees. Additional fees for students to participate in the Model UN training and simulation experiences need to be determined and will be requested at a later time. 

For Session 1, students will be invited to attend a one-day MUN training conference hosted by Florida's Model UN (FHSMUN) in Sarasota on Saturday 12/7/19. In Session 2 students will participate in a local MUN simulation experience.

All students who are invited to join the MUN team and their families will be asked to sign a letter of commitment indicating their pledge to follow team policies and procedures regarding attendance, homework completion, timely payment, and behavior consistent with Roland Park IB School values and expectations.