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Anderson Addresses Youth at YMCA Model UN Conference 

February 13, 2017 | Community News, Community News and Media

New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids Deputy Director, Darrin Anderson served as a guest speaker at the Northeast Regional YMCA Model United Nations Conference in Hersey, PA.

The three-day conference was held over two weekends in January 2017 and included more than 2,000 high school students from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. 

Anderson provided the students with an overview of how public policy shapes the environment and the importance of creating equitable communities.  

The YMCA Model UN program introduces students to the operation and structure of the UN while providing them with an opportunity to actively learn about world cultures and debate issues of international importance. The program promotes leadership through character development, while introducing students to a vast array of ideas.  “The YMCA Model UN program is distinct because students lead the committees,” stated Anderson. “The program focuses on compromise, finding solutions, and student development to achieve the goal of “developing tomorrow’s global leaders, today.”

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