Human Rights @ Your School
Thinking about joining our global movement of more than 7 million people around the world? Getting Involved with Amnesty international is easy! By committing to being an Amnesty activist, you’ll gain valuable skills and tangible leadership experience, build community with people who are as passionate about human rights as you are, and become a part of a growing network of young people who are changing the world. As a member of Amnesty International you are part of a community of people who make a difference, and who care about dignity, solidarity, and justice. You are a part of a movement that gives hope to the human rights defenders that inspire us, and together we change the world.
Looking for a student group? Search here to find a group at your school, or one nearby. Already have a group? If you’re a student you can register your school group to receive materials, campaign information and one-on-one support from Field Organizers and other youth leaders so that you have what you need to make effective change on your campus, in your community and with others on a national level.
Take your activism to the next level by becoming a Member Leader at Amnesty International! Whether your ready to be a Student Activist Coordinator, Legislative Coordinator, a National Youth Action Committee Member or an International Council Member there is truly an opportunity for everyone. Check out all of our opportunities here.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting, our Human Rights Conference, is an inspirational space for students and youth to join the larger movement across the country. Whether it’s your first, fifth, or tenth Annual General Meeting there are so many ways to engage at the conference. From workshops that will challenge us to build our skills, to incredible speakers that will move us to action, and from our march through the streets of New York, to the chance to raise our voice to shape the organization, each conference will be filled with moments that drive the movement for years to come!
Get Involved! Last year's youth opportunities at the AGM:
- Art for Amnesty and NYAC Present Activism Through Storytelling. The Second Annual Slamnesty Slam Poetry Jam. Check out the Facebook Event here!
- Youth Caucus hosted by the National Youth Action Committee led a space for youth to network and discuss events, ideas and challenges from throughout the nation.
- Panels featuring youth leaders from around the country who are on the front lines of building movements to defend and protect human rights.