A branch of the YMCA of Southeast Ventura County

a branch of the YMCA of Southeast Ventura County

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Model Legislature & Court (Grades 9 - 12)

The Y invites you to join over 2,000 teenagers from across the State of California for this amazing program! For 67 years, California YMCA Model Legislature & Court has brought together high school students for this hands-on, unforgettable experience. Participants are trained in various government and court roles in preparation for the annual Model Legislature & Court Conference held in Sacramento each February. MLC is the only program in the State of California to have the privilege of working in the senate and assembly chambers of the Capitol Building!

The California YMCA Model Legislature & Court teaches the values of democracy by creating citizen leaders from high school students, providing them with hands-on opportunities to experience government first hand, and to learn how to solve community problems through the democratic process. The program uses a variety of activities to build, encourage, and strengthen life assets and character traits that will help high school youth become involved, responsible adults.


  • MEETINGS: Tuesdays at 6:30 at Chaparral Middle School - Room 6 (280 Poindexter Avenue, Moorpark, CA 93021) - FIRST MEETING: AUGUST 29
  • PARENT NIGHT & ORIENTATION: 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Chaparral Middle School
  • TRAINING & ELECTIONS I: November 10 - 12, 2017, Fresno Convention Center, CA
  • TRAINING & ELECTIONS II: January 13 - 15, 2018 Fresno Convention Center, CA
  • 70th MLC CONFERENCE: February 15 - 19, 2018, Sacramento, CA


Model United Nations (Grades 6 - 8)

Model United Nations is a program open to Junior High students from across the state of California. Students meet on a local level to prepare for their annual conference in Los Angeles. Delegates will participate in MUN as either members of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, or International Court of Justice. Participants will research the countries they are representing, prepare background and position papers for a wide variety of topics, and then present and debate resolutions or hear court cases.