21st Century Skills Academy

A Real Life Education

21st Century Skills and Model United Nations Leadership Camp will provide students ages 11-15 with the opportunity to develop essential skills through interactive, challenging, and fun activities in an open and friendly environment. Students will explore current events, global issues, and the basics of international diplomacy.


There are two camps in July; one in Western Springs and one in Hinsdale. Each day, students will engage in an on-going Model United Nations simulation in which they will act as diplomats representing the interests of their assigned country.


Model United Nations is an international organization that affords students the opportunity to simulate the work of the United Nations by representing countries, debating issues, and negotiating solutions to the most pressing problems facing the world.

The Director

Diane Haleas is an award-winning educator with over 27 years teaching experience at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. She has been the director of the internationally-recognized Saint Ignatius Model United Nations (SIMUN) program since 1999.