'Finding your voice': Chicago students learn to be leaders for the Model UN Conference

By Sabrina Franza
KIPP Academy Model UN Team practice debate

CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of students from the south and west sides of Chicago is preparing to represent our city at the Model UN Conference.

Instead of world leaders meeting to solve the world’s problems it’s students who lead the discussions. They hope to bring their perspective to New York City, and explained to CBS 2’s Sabrina Franza why they feel that’s so important.

This may feel like a practice, a faux debate before the real things. The topic is is the pros and cons of social media. The team goes back and forth, and even takes questions from reporters.

At Kipp Academy, a school part of a larger charter system in Chicago across Austin, Englewood, and West Humboldt Park. They’re hoping to go to the National Model UN Conference in New York City.

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