Penn Model OAS Wins the 2018 MOAS Award!


The Penn Model Organization of American States (OAS) program won the 2018 Model OAS award in Washington D.C. for its efforts in engaging Philadelphia and Norristown public high school students in the 37th Model OAS General Assembly for High Schools at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. from November 28th to November 30th. 


We want to thank our partners -- Fox Leadership International, Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, Penn Arts & Sciences, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and Perry World House for making this possible! We also want to thank our community and school partners including Central High School, Bodine High School for International Affairs, and CCATE for all of their support.


The High School Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS) in D.C. is a simulation exercise of the proceedings of the annual regular sessions of the General Assembly of the OAS. During the conference, the high school students engaged in general debate, lobbying, negotiation, and participated in working groups to adopt resolutions that tackled several issues across the Americas such as sustainable development, discrimination against gender identity and sexual orientation, big data initiatives, and corruption.


To learn more about the Penn Model OAS Program and this year's high school participants, please visit here.


To download a press release, please click here: Press release_Model OAS.pdf