Youth in Action

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Welcome to the Amnesty International USA Youth

What do you want? Human Rights! When do you want them? Now!

From New York City to San Francisco, from Detroit to San Antonio, young people across the US are standing up and making noise for human rights! No matter how big or small, there is no better way of becoming involved in the global community than by taking a stance on human rights. With over 1,000 student and youth groups across the nation and growing, Amnesty International is leading this charge. The time is now. Lend your voice.

Below are a few ways you can become involved:

Make It Official - Register Your Student or Youth Group
By becoming a registered student group with Amnesty International you are on your way to making a human rights impact in your community and beyond (not to mention gaining key leadership experience).
Register now to receive:

  • Time is Now Student Group Starter Kit and the Amnesty NOW USB resource kit.
  • Breaking news on human rights issues and how to make a difference.
  • Special rates for AI's regional and annual conferences.
  • Voting rights at regional conferences and Amnesty's Annual General Meeting.
  • Monthly e-Newsletter for up-to-date news and ideas for action.
  • And more!

P.S. When registering, make sure your information is correct so you can receive the new student group resources!

So you're graduating...

Whether you will be graduating from high school or college, the transition period can be an exciting and busy time. It can be a challenge to continue to be involved with so many changes happening at once. Here are a few ways to stay connected to the Amnesty Family and continue working for human rights:

  1. Student Activist Coordinator
  2. Area Coordinator
  3. Start or join a Young Professionals Amnesty International
  4. Connect with your Field Organizer for more ideas including volunteering!

So in case you're moving just to the other side of town or across the country, there are always opportunities for you to take a leading role and to use your experience to continue pushing the movement forward in 2013. Stay Involved, and continue to take a stand for human rights!

Also check out our conversation with Amnesty grad Amy Chen about her experience staying involved after graduating.

Become a member

Become an individual card-carrying member of Amnesty International USA to help fund our valuable human rights work. As a grassroots membership organization AI is governed by its members and as a member you can use your voice to make change!

Student membership is only $15 and has a lot of special benefits. www.aiusa.org/join.

Think Ahead and Keep in Touch

If you want to take action for human rights, we want to hear from you!

Let us know the issues that are important to your school or community. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to share your ideas and thoughts.

This is an exciting year for human rights activism with a lot to look forward to in 2012. Keep your eye out for our weekly Braggin’ Rights Wednesday featured group. Here are some of our past features to get you inspired!

 

Students at Northwood High School demonstrate during school for Torture Awareness Month.
Miami high school students organized a walk for Women’s Rights.
Colby College’s Amnesty chapter hosts a Jamnesty to advocate human rights in their local community.
Park Hill High School lobby Missouri senators for the passing of the D.R.E.A.M. Act and to advocate for Immigrants’ rights.
Amnesty youth activists at the AGM in Denver participate in a 'Dream In’ for Immigrants’ Rights.
Amnesty Youth activists participate in the New York City Pride parade to campaign for universal human rights.

 

Become a part of the global Amnesty International movement, supported by a team of staff and members leaders committed to human rights. Need help, information or resources? Reach out to us to further your human rights work. Contact us at youth@aiusa.org or 212.633.4171.

Download Resources for Students and Youth

January 1, 2013
Core Action

Core Action, our semiannual action guide, is designed to help you and your fellow group members craft your action agenda.

September 1, 2012
Core Action

Core Action, our semiannual action guide, is designed to help you and your fellow group members craft your action agenda.

January 1, 2012
Core Action

Core Action, our semiannual action guide, is designed to help you and your fellow group members craft your action agenda.

January 1, 2011
Core Action

Core Action, our semiannual action guide, is designed to help you and your fellow group members craft your action agenda.

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