The League of Creative Minds is an independent academic program where students come together from many different schools, both private and public. Grade levels span from 6th to 12th grade. The League strategic learning model reaches far beyond the scope of what Model UN alone contains, implementing instead a rigorous course international law, world history, economics, policy, and politics. The greatest distinction between LCM and Model UN is that while many schools have a Model UN club at their school, there is usually limited additional structured learning involved, and what teaching may be present is usually exclusively relavant to Model UN material. By contrast, the League uses Model UN conferences as one platform of many, but is not by any means a program of material based on Model UN alone, nor meant for MUN conferences exclusively.
LCM delegates excel at MUN conferences precisely because they are equipped with a thorough understanding of government, politics, law, and diplomacy. Delegates absorb cumulative knowledge over the years from there time as delegates in the year-long academic program, the Field Study program, and various debates, simulations, and negotiations delegates partake in.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
DELEGATION (CLASS SIZE): 18 – 22
Private School: 75%
Public School: 25%
Middle School: 45%
High School: 55%
In similar fashion to year-round club sports teams the League program runs independent of schools, and is an advanced year-round academic club team. This novel setting allows the League to focus on the top 5 percent of academic students from both public and private high schools. The nature of the League thereby connects students from a variety of schools, who collaborate as fellow delegates on the same delegation for many years. The majority of delegates (96%) remain in the League from the 6th grade until the 12th grade (or throughout their high school career).
While the common factor uniting League delegates is high academia and intellectual curiosity, LCM is specifically suited for students with a curiosity for current world affairs, negotiation, law, logic, strategy, parliamentary debate, economics and diplomacy.