We provide underserved schools with the resources and guidance necessary to build strong Model United Nations programs.
Model UN challenges students to present ideas and solutions in engaging ways, promoting valuable public speaking and presentation skills.
Above all else, Model UN fosters a collaborative environment wherein students must work with others to resolve geopolitical issues.
Though Model UN has become an outlet for those interested in international relations and geopolitical debate, there are socioeconomic barriers inherent to the activity that prevent participation from disadvantaged groups and underrepresented minorities. As a tool for global citizenship and empowerment, the stakes for exclusion within the Model UN community are too high — especially in this increasingly complex world.
At its core, Raise Your Placard aspires to bolster the accessibility of Model UN throughout New York City. Working hand-in-hand with partnering middle schools, the Raise Your Placard team provides the materials and guidance necessary to build strong Model UN programs. As Raise Your Placard grows within the Model UN community, the organization hopes to set a precedent for inclusivity in the United States and abroad.