About Us

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Yale Model Congress, a registered 501(c)(3), was founded in 1993 by a group of Yale undergraduates who hoped to foster an appreciation for American democracy in high school students and inspire them to be active citizens. For 25 years, we have furthered this mission by hosting hundreds of delegates from across the country for a unique educational experience unlike that received in a traditional classroom setting. At the conference, delegates assume the responsibilities of our elected officials and attempt to address our nation’s most pressing issues.

Yale Model Congress is planned, led, and executed by current Yale undergraduates who either serve in administrative positions on its Board or who lead a committee during the conference. For many of us, this is our way of giving current high school students an experience that was incredibly formative to us during our own time in high school.

Meet the 2019-2020 YMC Board: