No one is born being a citizen. You have to be taught what it means. Sonia Sotomayor
Do you want to know who you are?
Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson


Our commitment to providing local, national and international Words Into Deeds educational programs is long-standing. Some programs are long term, but each year also brings opportunities to enlist new partners, both as participants and supporters.

There are many ways teachers, parents, organizations, and individuals who embrace the concepts of introducing the principles of Human Rights into curricula and helping youth develop informed, energized citizenship skills can get involved.

Become an Advocate

Most of our programs originate through word-of-mouth.

  • People we’ve met or who hear about the programs from friends or media reports and then contact us to learn more.
  • Parents who talk with peers in PTA and teachers and also petition their schools to bring Words Into Deeds workshops into teachers’ professional development sessions.
  • Youth group leaders interested in supplementing their programs to include community outreach activities.

By sharing the message you can identify individuals who share your ideals and are willing to bring Words Into Deeds opportunities to broader audiences.

Become a Partner

Our team includes volunteers who bring expertise and skills to each Words Into Deeds program. For example, the breadth of issues covered by the Sustainable Development Goals is immense, and when participants select their area of interest we recruit experts in that area to work with them. Some experts especially enjoy the opportunity to gain perspectives from youth in other cultures. Also, our many international and often local but still virtual projects draw upon the talents of experts in using digital communications programs, who also work directly with our partners to help them set up the necessary systems.

Become a Supporter

100% of individual donations go to support the recipients of Words Into Deeds programs. Here are examples of costs for some of the current projects:

$150 supports a student outreach Mini-Grant

$200 provided 1-month salary for a primary school teacher laid off during the pandemic

$300 provides a full year scholarship for a student at UNIFAT Primary School

$225 is the added annual cost to board a UNIFAT student on campus

$750 covers a full year scholarship including boarding for a high school student in Gulu

$1,600 supports 4-months of mentored training for a marginalized Ugandan girl to learn sustainable skills

$350 provides 2-months daily educational workshops for these girls to learn about hygiene and reproductive health, and gain digital literacy and business skills.

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Words Into Deeds

211 W. Remington Rd.
Ithaca, New York 14850

Phone: +1 (607) 882-0589

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