Student Ambassadors Attend Model UN Breakfast
Administration Offices • 135 Elmont Road • Elmont, NY 11003-1609 •
STUDENT AMBASSADORS ATTEND MODEL UNITED NATIONS
The Elmont Union Free School District hosted a Model United Nations
International Ambassadors’ Breakfast for fifth- and sixth-grade
students at the Dutch Broadway School recently. The morning included
an information session and a continental breakfast.
Al Harper, Superintendent of the Elmont Elementary School District,
and Lee Marcus, founder of the Elmont Model United Nations Program
established an elementary Model United Nations Program during the
2005–06 school year. Marcus, in collaboration with Elmont teachers,
directed and guided the fifth-graders in their study and discussion of
global issues. To culminate their yearlong learning experience,
students will participate in a Model United Nations conference this
The Model United Nations Program is an interactive learning
experience that simulates the process and procedures of the United
Nations General Assembly. Students step into the shoes of U.N.
ambassadors to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda.
Student delegates make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate
with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model
United Nations conference rules of procedure, all in the interest of
mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect
countries all over the world.
The district looks forward to the continued success of the Model
United Nations Program and is confident that its fifth- and
sixth-grade students will develop lifelong leadership skills through
participation in this exemplary program.
The mission of the Elmont Union Free School District is to "reach
and teach for excellence," which means continually improving
instruction and increasing student achievement. Dedication to this
goal is what has earned Elmont New York state recognition for its
"High Performing/Gap Closing Schools," and as a state "model for
school success." In partnership with the community, the district holds
its students to the highest standards while maintaining one of the
lowest per-pupil expenditures in Nassau County.