The Lyceum’s YGA Summer Camp takes world affairs beyond the traditional textbook environment through Model United Nations and Digital Storytelling frameworks. The goals of YGA are:
- To promote an understanding of geography, social studies, world history, and global issues in a fun and interactive way,
- To cultivate empathy and interpersonal skills via role-playing,
- To teach students how to network, negotiate, and collaborate,
- To introduce storytelling, research, and writing best practices,
- To develop public speaking and communication skills through multiple mediums,
- To create an atmosphere that emphasizes community and team-building, and
- To foster community engagement.
In this 10 day summer camp, participants’ time will be equally divided between Model United Nations and Digital Storytelling projects. Students will interview tourists, locals and business owners in our community to help develop these projects. The camp will end in a MUN Conference and documentary screening where participants will showcase what they learned and created.
*Please note that participants will need to bring their own laptop each day. If participants are unable to do so, please contact the Lyceum as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.
Ages: 10-14 (Model UN)
Dates: July 10-21, M-F (two weeks)
Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: MIIS Campus
Instructors: Ashley Gora and Ellen Olack
Class Size: Limited to 20 Students