The 2022 United Nations Summer Camp: Sustainable Development
Goals in Action, is a weeklong summer camp for middle school students interested in learning about global affairs through the work of the United Nations.
About the Course:
The 2022 United Nations Summer Camp: Sustainable Development Goals in Action, is a weeklong summer camp for middle school students interested in learning about global affairs through the work of the United Nations. The program will give student participants an opportunity to participate in interactive expert briefings, games, and activities, while honing key skills and collaborating with their peers along the way. Participants will step into the shoes of diplomats as they work together to study the Sustainable Development Goals, learn public speaking tips and strategies, and make new friends while having fun! The Council’s United Nations Summer Camp will end with an action-oriented final program day, which will feature either a full-day field trip to the UN Headquarters in New York City or a viable alternative, such as a virtual visit to the UN with briefings from UN agencies or a full-day Model UN Simulation. The program is guaranteed to empower students with the tools necessary to be agents of change in their schools and local communities! This program welcomes all students in grades 6-8, regardless of their familiarity with the United Nations or Model United Nations.
Several days before the start of the program, registered students will receive access to a curated resource guide that includes all the resources and materials needed for participation in the program.
Arts & Culture, History, Civics and Social Studies, Life Skills
Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 2022; 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday
About the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia:
The Council is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to informing and engaging people of all ages on matters of national and international significance. The Council provides its members and the greater Philadelphia community with access to influential figures in the global arena as well as opportunities to visit fascinating destinations through its unique travel program. With the support of individual and corporate members, the Council’s global education program enhances the education of area students who are the citizens, workforce, and leaders of the future.
About the Educator:
Since our founding in 1949, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia has established an award-winning record of providing students and teachers in the greater Philadelphia region with programming aimed at engagement around issues of national and global significance. Our nationally recognized programs introduce a diverse group of middle and high school students to the world of international affairs, diplomacy and foreign policy and equip students with the tools to be impactful citizens participating in the global economy. Most importantly, these programs expose students to civic engagement at a young age and build the foundation needed to help to make them college and career ready. Nonpartisan guest lecturers for the UN Summer Camp comprise a diverse group of experts from local universities, national non-profits, non-governmental organizations, and a variety of other institutions.