OVERVIEW

KAC Model United Nations (MUN), established in 2006, is the only year-round after-school program available in the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County that is focused on leadership and personal development for Korean American and Asian American youth (intermediate and secondary education students). KAC MUN program is intended to give inner-city youth insight into the world at large, while honing their leadership skills, all in an effort to engage students in a critical reflection of the global and local issues affecting their communities today. Acting as delegates from the United Nations (UN) member committees, students participate in simulated UN conferences.

 

Why Join KAC MUN?

  • Find confidence through public speaking and teamwork
  • Develop your critical thinking, reading, writing, and research skills
  • Become a leader – learn how you can make real, practical change in your community
  • Participants of KAC MUN have gone on to attend prestigious colleges and universities, including Harvard, Dartmouth, UCLA, Georgetown, and UC Berkeley

2024-2025 KAC MUN Application will be released in July 2024

Application deadline is August of each year and the MUN program runs from September to May.

 


 

Who is eligible?

  • Middle and high school students entering grades 8-11 (12th grade students are only eligible to apply if they are returning students).
  • New students with no MUN experience are welcome to apply.

 

Fees

  • One-time program fee will be collected at the student/parent orientation session:
    • Early Bird Program Fee: $135
    • Regular Program Fee: $150
  • Monthly Fee: $75 fee will be collected on the first week of each month.
  • Additional fees apply for each MUN conference.

 

How to apply?

If you are interested in joining the 2024-2025 KAC MUN program, please read the instructions below.

  1. Complete the online KAC MUN application.
    • Required documents:
      • Contact for 1 reference
      • Updated transcript
      • Short response questions (250-500 words each)
  2. Need-based financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please contact programs@kacla.org for more information.

 

General Information

  • The KAC MUN is the longest consecutive running program in the Korean American community.
  • Participants will see improvements in public speaking, writing, critical analysis skills, and leadership skills.
  • Previous KAC MUN seniors were accepted into Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, Amherst, Boston University, Duke, Harvard, Princeton, UC Berkeley, and UCLA.

2023 KAC MUN Third Internal Conference

After putting their time and efforts into developing. coordinating and organizing for the conference for three months, the KAC MUN students have succesfully hosted the two-day virtual KAC MUN Internal Conference on May 17 and May 24. 20 delegates debated designated issues in two committees (Specialized and Crisis) in a parliamentary style. Delegates worked together to create “resolutions” that solved issues in their committee.

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