Junior Crisis Program
Get a preview of the program -- download our Crisis Guide
In our Junior Crisis program, middle school students debate real-world politics during fast-paced Model UN Crisis Simulations
In one week, students will level up their Model UN and debate skills through 15 hours of live programs facilitated by our MUN Mentors. Classes include a mix of public speaking and debate drills, including feedback, team-based activities for learning advanced MUN strategies, and fun icebreakers, trivia, and games so students get to know each other.
Students get ready for a different final Model United Nations simulation that takes place at the end of each week! In the Model UN simulation, students will represent different countries and debate and work together to solve a real world issue. Parents are welcome to watch the final simulation! Students earn a Certificate of Completion at the end of the week.
Students are highly recommended to do multiple weeks in order to gain a well-rounded understanding of different world issues and country policies. More importantly, students get to build confidence to speak and lead, connect deeper with their new friends, and gain self-awareness from feedback over multiple weeks.
Learn from the Best Delegates -- Our MUN Mentors
The Virtual Model United Nations Institute is taught by the top college Model UN leaders who are all passionate about giving back and mentoring younger students. They are MUN All-Stars coming from the top teams on the Best Delegate Rankings.
Our staff are not only trained and certified to teach Model UN, but they bring in their own experiences as Model UN delegates themselves and as chairs facilitating fun virtual Model UN simulations.
Meet just a few of our past and current team members below!
Is the Junior Crisis Program right for you?
The Junior Crisis Program is right for you if:
- You are entering grades 7-8
- You have attended at least 2 MUN conferences (either virtual or in person)
- You want to gain experience in Model UN Crisis Committees
If you've participated in any of the following Best Delegate programs, then you are qualified for the Junior Crisis Program:
- You did our Junior Ambassador or Junior Crisis programs in the past
- You were part of Middle MUN Teams - Advanced this past Spring
If none of the above describe you, don't sweat! We have programs for students with any level of Model UN experience. Check out all of our programs for Middle School students.
Sharpen Your Skills Every Week
New to this Summer are different themes and topics for each program week! Students will receive a different country assignment and be debating a different world issue with like-minded peers every week. Build a fun and engaging summer by selecting the topics that you find most interesting for your MUN experience level!
ALL PROGRAMS TAKE PLACE 1-4PM EASTERN / 10AM-1PM PACIFIC
Tuition and Fees
Junior Crisis Tuition: Tuition is
$550 $400 each week with code ADVANCEDMUN for the Junior Crisis Program. Tuition covers the cost of staffing the live training camps for 15 hours, the extensive Model UN learning resources that will be provided throughout the program, and the Certificate of Completion.
Private Coaching Add-On: Students can receive private, 1-on-1 coaching for $199 per week. These are three sessions during the week of the program to help students practice their skills and get feedback in preparation for the final simulation.
Financial Aid: A limited amount of aid is available based on financial need. Learn more here.