Moderators: Katie Miller, Rob Knox and Amanda Reed
This club works with the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association to develop engaged citizens and servant leaders, inspired to affect change in their school, community, Commonwealth, nation, and world. Through experiential learning, service, and community activism, this club fosters critical thinking, leadership, and social responsibility in students.
Additional information can be found on the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association website: http://kyymca.org/
The Y-Club attends two conferences each year, the Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) in the fall and the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) in the spring.
The Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) is a 3-day experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in a simulation of Kentucky’s democratic process. Students act as senators, representatives, lobbyists and Supreme Court attorneys.
The dates for this year’s KYA are December 3-5, 2015.
See pictures from this year’s KYA here.
The Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) is a 3-day experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in simulated international diplomacy. KUNA offers students the opportunity to experience the richness of cultures from around the world, develop empathy, and hone their critical thinking skills while engaging with a wide variety of perspectives and global issues.
Students choose a country to represent as a group and then create and argue U.N. resolutions, dress in that country’s traditional cultural attire, and highlight cultural aspects of that country.
The dates for this year’s KUNA are March 8-10, 2015.
See pictures from this year’s KUNA here.