Human Rights education and training are lifelong processes that concern all ages. UN Declaration on Human Rights Education, 2011
Do you want to know who you are?
Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson

Youth Voices on Substance Abuse: A Guide to Empowerment and Action

Over 100 area high school students studied Human Rights documents and researched addictive substances and addiction. They developed fact-based opinions and implemented outreach projects to bring their insights to peers and support local service providers.

Accompanied by Ithaca Mayor Myrick, local experts and teachers, 18 students presented their perspectives at an invited public briefing at the United Nations. Their projects concluded a community celebration of youth active citizenship held at the Hangar Theater.

Youth Voices on Domestic Abuse

Senior high school students studied causes and effects of domestic abuse, and presented recommendations at the Student Leadership Conference on Development, held at UN headquarters. Over three days, they compared ideas with students from around the world, then collectively drafted a Plan of Action that was presented to the UN Envoy on Youth and the UN Secretary General.

Teaching About Refugees in a Global Context

Organized by the Cornell International Studies Summer Institute, this two-day workshop held at Syracuse University provided 30 New York teachers with information and resources about disruptions and challenges faced by refugees, both globally and in Central NY. Participants were provided models for developing informed action projects, then provided individual guidance to help them design programs applicable to their classrooms and communities.

Building Global Partnerships for Human Rights Education

Teachers from the Republic of Georgia participated in a week of workshops designed to help them introduce Human Rights concepts into their curricula. They were accompanied by students, who were introduced to key Human Rights documents and practiced strategies for becoming active, informed citizens in their classrooms and communities. The event was organized by Global Education Motivators, and held in Philadelphia.