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Developing Community Leaders

Civic Engagement


Youth Civic Engagement and Leadership Program

Your voice matters. The Y’s new Youth Civic Engagement and Leadership programs give you a platform to affect real, positive change in your communities. Middle and high school students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in one or more of three programs that will expand your knowledge and experience in:

• Local, State and International Affairs

• Real-World Problem Solving

• Community Service that Matters

• Sound Research Practices

• Public Speaking

Youth and Government™ (Grades 7-12) – For those interested in local and state government.
Model UN (Grades 6-12) – For those interested in global peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts.
Leaders Club (Grades 7-12) – For those interested in student-selected community service projects.

Join Us. Be a Leader.

Somerville YMCA


Model UN (Ages 11 to 15 years)
  • Model UN

    Model UN is a way for students to gain global education. Students learn how the United Nations operates and its role in peacekeeping and humanitarian work.

    July 13 - August 17, 2018
    Fridays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM


    This program is led by a seasoned teen volunteer with six years of Model UN experience. Participants will have an opportunity to qualify for the Yale Model UN Program in January. $30 materials fee.

    To learn more, contact Kate Russo via webmail.
For more information, please contact:

Hillsborough YMCA and Somerville YMCA: Matt Gray, via webmail or by phone at 908 369 0490 x722  
Somerset Hills YMCA: Bryan Elsasser, via webmail or by phone at 908 766 7898 x501



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