In the fall of 2016, several students from Dickerson High School in Trumansburg, NY, asked if they could enroll in a Words Into Deeds project based around a shared interest they had in issues related to domestic violence. They independently reviewed key documents related to human rights and researched data from news reports and social services to learn more about the underlying causes and stigmas, the challenges facing law enforcement and social services providers, and local programs whose goal was to provide assistance to victims. Upon learning that the Spring, 2017 annual Student Leadership Conference was focusing on SDG #3: Good Health and Well-Being, they registered, prepared presentations, and travel to join with international peers at UN Headquarters in New York.
Trumansburg students join with global peers in leadership training workshop.
A final Plan of Action recommendations from this conference was later presented to the UN Youth Envoy and the General Assembly.
Final session with international peers at the 2017 Student Leadership Conference.