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; 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 often work directly with our international partners to help them set up the necessary systems.
Become a Supporter
Here are examples of costs for some of the current projects in eastern Africa:
$150 supports an outreach project for students.
$300 provides a full scholarship for a student at UNIFAT Primary School.
$225 pays on campus boarding expenses for a UNIFAT student.
$750 – $1,000 covers a full scholarship for a high school student.
$1,600 supports 4-months of mentored training for a marginalized Ugandan girl to learn sustainable skills.
Unless specified otherwise by a donor, 100% of each donor’s contributions go to the schools or community organizations served by Words Into Deeds programs, or to experts who provide services directly to them. No staff or other personnel at Words Into Deeds receive compensation from donations.
Words Into Deeds
211 W. Remington Rd.
Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: +1 (607) 882-0589