LCM field study: delegate academic exchange @ Cuba 2019
 

FAQ

What is the difference between the Model UN program offered at my child's school and the League of Creative Minds leadership program?


A simple analogy would be soccer offered at school and a year-round club team.  The League of Creative Minds teachers hold advanced degrees in law, policy or economics, often practice in their current professions, and  do not follow the common rules and customs of traditional teaching but bring a breath of fresh air and inspiration to every single class.  Secondly, we create a completely original and fresh curriculum that tracks real-time trends and patterns in society at large.

A 1Y parent 2018-19: At first I thought LCM was similar to a Model UN type of debating program, but now I see it is so much more, and actually reflects current events and get kids to about how to tackle future problems.

Another 1Y parent 2018-19:  My daughter started Model UN with League of Creative Minds this year and attended her first sleep away conference. My husband and I went to see the closing ceremony and were very impressed with the quality of speeches, topics covered, and skills they've learned through their research and debate. The students were eloquent, witty, and outstanding overall. It's a wonderful community for gifted individuals who are interested in diplomacy, debate, and world events. My daughter has tried other Model UN clubs and public speaking classes but LCM offers the highest caliber of education we have seen. I highly recommend it for anyone who is self-motivated and is interested in learning about policy and current events.

How do I register my child for one of the LCM Model UN summer camp academic sessions?

Enrollment may be completed either online or via regular mail.  Please click on the Summer 2020 tab on the home page.

How do you verify the academic level of my child if you do not know him or her?

The summer registration packet requires an academic transcript as well as a letter of recommendation.

My child has never been exposed to world affairs or debate, can they still do a Summer Model UN speech & debate camp session?

Yes, there is no specific prior Model UN, Model Congress or Model Government knowledge required.  Moreover, the LCM camps cover material that is distinct and original, unlike what any other debate program encompasses.  What is required from all delegates is a curiosity or intrigue to engage in a diplomatic, social and academic setting with students of similiar age and interest.

Summer travel plans and commitments make it difficult to enroll.  Can my child still attend if he or she will miss several classes from a session(s)?

Yes.  Many students that are enrolled will miss several classes from a session or from several sessions.  We are flexible during the summer Academic sessions, as long as we know the exact dates that will be missed by your son or daughter.  This will allow us to plan accordingly, send missed content, and minimize any disruption to the class. 

How much 'homework' is assigned from the summer academic sessions?

This depends on the organization and interest level of your child.  For delegates that have a passion for learning about clean drinking water in India they may choose to research and learn about these topics well beyond what is assigned in class.

Most LCM delegates disagree with the term 'homework' as they see it as a continuation of what we cover in class.  Many of the assignments are atypical from assignments given in schools.

How much 'homework' is assigned from week to week in the year-round program?  

This depends on the organization and interest level of your child but typically about 30 minutes from week to week.

What does a typical 'homework' assignment consist of and how much time is given to complete it?

Most of the work is progressive and pertinent to what is being studied at the time. LCM classes are carefully planned and thefore LCM does not have time to assign any busy work.  Each assignment has a prgamatic and academic purpose and is usually welcomed by the students as a mode for them to have a practical avenue to elaborate on what is covered in class.

What if my student does not understand the assignment?

The academic team available to answer any questions via email, text or phone in-between class sessions.  

What is the summer dress code?

The summer dress code consists of a collared shirt as the main and principle request.  Students who do not own collared shirts may instead wear dressy jackets or shirt tops.  The main request is that delegates are slightly dressed up and therefore we do not permit sports or yoga attire.  Additionally, students are engaged daily in public speaking and negotiations and therefore we ask that students have covered shoulders and shorts or skirts that reach knee-length.  This assists students in focusing on academic materials, and appearance does not take away from academic performance.