Youth for Human Rights Education Package

The Youth for Human Rights Education Package is designed for elementary, middle and high school students. It may be used as a full course or as a supplemental resource within another curriculum. The aim is to engage students in human rights topics and provide opportunities to put human rights principles into action and use.While the materials were designed for teachers, they are equally appropriate for youth group leaders—both religious and secular—as well as mentors and parents.

The Education Package includes a complete Educator’s Guide, the documentary film The Story of Human Rights, 30 award-winning public service announcements illustrating the 30 human rights, the UNITED music video and copies of two booklets, What Are Human Rights?and The Story of Human Rights.

As has been proven in many different settings, any caring person who works with youth can use these materials to raise awareness of human rights.

Following are some of the official and educator endorsements of Youth for Human Rights’ educational programs, materials and Youth for Human Rights Education Package:

“This kit has really helped me. Before Youth for Human Rights, I did not know the difference between a right and a privilege. The guide is brief and easy to read—it made clear my rights, and after reading through it, I had no more questions or doubts. I love how you were able to take that long, wordy document from the United Nations and shorten it into thirty short statements. The entire original document was intimidating to me, and I’m sure that not many teens would want to sit and read it all the way through. I thank you and everyone at Youth for Human Rights from the bottom of my heart for making this readily available for all teens.”
—E.B., Student, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

“By your remarkable learning tools—including the video portrayals of all 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration and accompanying human rights education materials—and by your challenging student projects designed to place youth leadership roles within their communities, Youth for Human Rights International and its Liberia Chapter are important voices in Liberia’s human rights education process.” —Elected Official, Republic of Liberia

“The Eighth District applauds the work that Youth for Human Rights International has embarked upon in educating and equipping our youth in becoming advocates for human rights. Your organization’s creativity in sharing the human rights message with the distribution of What Are Human Rights? booklets in diverse languages, mural projects, youth summits, international tours and essay and art contests is undeniably commendable. The activities listed attest to the dedication of the many volunteers working with Youth for Human Rights International.” —B.C.P., Los Angeles City Council

“I have reviewed the human rights public service announcement video depicting the 30 rights of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the related publications that you have provided to me. I am very impressed with their production values and quality of communication.

“I would be honored to suggest the inclusion of them as an official part of the human rights education program of my country.” —J.R-H., Elected Official, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

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