Contacting Youth for Human Rights
For a list of ways you can take part, please visit the Take Action section. This page will provide you with information on what actions you can take to forward a human rights campaign in your area.
To become a member, simply fill out our online membership application.
There are three primary ways individuals and organizations contribute to efforts to bring human rights to life in every community of Earth:
1) Volunteering in Youth for Human Rights activities: Order the Youth for Human Rights information kit portfolio for educators. It presents a spectrum of successful educational activities that anyone can initiate in their community. As well, the Take Action page which summarizes these immediate actions one can take:
- Tell people about youthforhumanrights.org and if you have a website or blog, create a link from it to ours.
- Obtain copies of The Story of Human Rights documentary film and the TV public service announcements and show them to friends and associates.
- Support human rights education by signing the petition to implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Tell others about youthforhumanrights.org and tell them to sign the petition.
- Create human rights awareness-raising events or projects.
- Start a human rights chapter in your community.
- Encourage your local TV stations to air the public service announcements and/or The Story of Human Right documentary film—and arrange showings of these in public venues such as school closed-circuit televisions, student assemblies, clubs, theaters, etc.
2) Promoting implementation of the Youth for Human Rights curriculum: We offer our Youth for Human Rights Education Package for free as an aid to educators who teach youths up to age 16 in a classroom, lecture hall, group instruction, community learning or adult education setting.
Also our Youth for Human Rights Online Education Website is provided to educators free of charge.
3) Making charitable contributions to Youth for Human Rights International: Your generous support makes our campaign possible. It enables us to make our educational materials available free of charge to educators.
Donate online or send charitable contributions by check to:
Youth for Human Rights International
1920 Hillhurst Ave. #416
Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
To make monthly donations, submit your pledged contribution online or call 323-663-5799 to authorize scheduled monthly credit card debits or bank wire transfers. (Donations by US taxpayers to Youth for Human Rights International can qualify for deduction against their federal income tax.)
While we are informing affiliates in your area who will be most interested in your wish to participate in Youth for Human Rights activities, we encourage you to have your own Youth for Human Rights educational materials, which you can order online. The next step is for you to get started. You will find all the information you need to get started on our Take Action page.
Determining and Ordering the Materials You Need
For basic information about the human rights campaign, view our Free DVD and Information Kit. For information on the full education materials package, view our Youth for Human Rights to Education Package.
As the Youth for Human Rights information kit is geared exclusively to educators who teach students in an elementary, middle or high school classroom – or who teach through group instruction or community learning settings – we offer it as one free kit per educator only.
This is to clarify, then, that the kit is a tool to help the educator learn more about the Youth for Human Rights education curriculum for use in their classrooms and/or communities.
If you do not teach in a classroom or group learning venue, yet you would like to learn basic human rights principles – or have our materials to help make human rights a reality in your community – we recommend that you purchase our What are Human Rights? booklets and/or our Story of Human Rights DVD. You can also download all of our material for free at our Downloads & Resources page.
In either case, we appreciate your interest and initiative.
We very much appreciate your interest in our human rights educational tools.
The Youth for Human Rights education package is specifically for educators and/or those who direct and supervise educators. We want to make sure that every package and educator's guide is actually put to use in an educational program that results in youth who know their and others’ human rights and are inspired to become advocates for tolerance and peace.
If you qualify on that basis, sign up for the Educator's Package. Qualified educators can expect delivery in 3-4 weeks.
And, while this is not a pre-requisite to your receiving the package, we appreciate and will put to good use any video footage and/or photos you can provide, especially featuring your use of our materials in an educational setting. This is invaluable to our efforts to continue providing these materials to you and other educators for free. This is only possible when our sponsors generously respond to the successes that result from putting our Youth for Human Rights materials and lessons to work.
If you do not teach in a classroom or group learning venue, yet you would like to have our materials to help make human rights a reality in your community, we recommend that you purchase our What are Human Rights? booklets and/or our Story of Human Rights DVD. You can also download all of our material for free at our Downloads & Resources page.
Or visit our Youth for Human Rights Online Education Website provided to educators free of charge.
In either case, we very much look forward to providing you these materials to support your human rights education efforts.
Our apologies if your ordered package seems to be taking its time getting to you. Our free packages ship by postal services, so usually arrive in the US in 2-3 weeks. Overseas shipments can sometimes stretch to six weeks.
For your immediate use while you wait, you can access all of our educational materials by downloading them from our Downloads & Resources page. There, you can download the Youth for Human Rights Educator's Manual (in full, or lesson-by-lesson) and each element of each lesson: 30 “Do You Know Your Rights?” posters, What are Human Rights? booklets. And linked from our home page each of our video properties: The Story of Human Rights documentary film, 30 public service announcements and UNITED music video.
You can also make use of our online Youth for Human Rights education curriculum and, without a moment’s delay, begin teaching lessons online.
Yes, you may use our materials.
We ask the following:
- That the Trademarks be respected.
- That the materials stay intact, not excerpted or edited.
- That credit is given to Youth for Human Rights.
- That it is not part of any other program, but collaborates in a partnership capacity with other programs and is recognized as a Youth for Human Rights video.
- That is any edits are involved, the finished property be submitted for final approval to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- That no profits are made from its use.
As our human rights activity is an educational campaign, Youth for Human Rights does not offer legal assistance. So, if you're in need of legal advice, know of and need to report a human rights violation, etc. please visit our Human Rights Organizations page to find an organization that best suits what you need assistance with.
Organizing Youth for Human Rights Education Activities
We very much appreciate your interest in helping to create partnerships or affiliations with Youth for Human Rights that will raise awareness of human rights and make them an everyday reality in your community.
Youth for Human Rights International is regularly approached by private organizations and government agencies wishing to partner with us and use our materials and activities in their own programs. This at times includes requests for authorization to publish and distribute customized versions of Youth for Human Rights publications, as well as broadcasting, displaying or otherwise featuring all or part of our audiovisual productions in public and online forums.
Youth for Human Rights International has entered into such partnerships with private and government institutions in countries around the world, including the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Italy, Nepal, Ukraine, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, South Africa and many others.
Depending on local regulations, a separate affiliated corporate entity may be required. If so, such requirements are addressed on a case-by-case basis.
In all cases, however, any use of the Youth for Human Rights name or trademarked logo requires our express written authorization. Thus any such proposals should be submitted in writing to our Youth for Human Rights Coordinator at: email@example.com.
And for local partnering needs that may require more specific advice or direction from us, send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We very much appreciate your interest in an exchange to Youth for Human Rights International for our free educational materials.
Our ability to retain the support of our generous contributors—and continue to make our materials available free of charge—depends on keeping our benefactors regularly briefed on our program activities and accomplishments. This is best achieved through audiovisual presentations and personal feedback from educators and others who are successfully putting Youth for Human Rights materials to use.
The following are therefore invaluable assets for advancing our programs:
1. Videos and Testimonials: Nothing is more gratifying to contributors than seeing the results produced by the materials and programs their donations fund. By keeping our supporters briefed with audiovisual presentations of the program in action and the filmed testimonials of users of our materials and curriculum Youth for Human Rights International continuously earns their support.
Within the limits of our resources, we provide technical assistance to professionally film (and photograph) human rights education sessions, local human rights awareness activities and events, and personal testimonials about the impact of the program from participating educators and students. We respect all privacy concerns by having participants (and their parents/guardians where required) sign any requisite waivers. And we give the participating entity final editorial authority concerning the content and use of our footage, which we also share with them for their own use.
Also valuable in promoting the results of our program are written testimonials on institutional letterhead.
2. Feedback: In order to monitor program results on a continuing basis, Youth for Human Rights International is most attentive to the feedback of educators and others who are actively using our materials and curriculum. In this way, we can more effectively serve our public’s needs, while also spreading their good word to others in need of effective human rights education resources. (Respecting all privacy concerns, we will, if necessary, present testimonials with strict anonymity of sources.)
As part of The Youth for Human Rights Educator’s Guide, we provide before-and-after-program surveys. We encourage the use of these assessment tools by each educator who implements the Youth for Human Rights curriculum, and we welcome all outcome reports.
To keep constantly abreast of participant reactions and program results, we also periodically send out surveys to individuals who have obtained and are using our materials.
Anything you can do to provide both of the above is frankly like gold to us. If you have an idea of what that could be in your circumstances, please do not hesitate to run it by the Youth for Human Rights Coordinator at: email@example.com