Articles about our program

Below you will find links to press coverage of our program and how our participants are making a difference. 


“Register Now for Teen Social Justice Programs,” by Liza Frenette,  NYSUT UNITED


“Human rights institute draws record participation of youth ready to change the world,” by Liza Frenette, NYSUT

“Teen human rights institutes to be held online,” by Liza Frenette, NYSUT

Students from Schalmont, Shaker, other schools create platform for youth expression amid COVID-19,” by Zachary Matson, The Daily Gazette

“Institute offers teens a safe space online to navigate the new normal,” by Matt Smith, NYSUT United


“Teen human rights institute nurtures student activism”, Liza Frenette, NYSUT United

“Students from Schenectady, elsewhere, gather for regional activism conference” by Zachary Matson, The Daily Gazette

Parent Today article, “Raising revolutionaries: What to do when your kid wants to change the world” by Emily Popek.

Learn more about our work as a founding member of the DemocracyReady NY Coalition. Read our DemocracyReady NY Coalition Launch Press Release and visit


“Human Rights take center stage at teen symposium,” Liza Frenette, NYSUT United

“These Summer Camps For Teens Teach Effective Social Activism” Teen Life, Emily Popek

“Museum Teacher Fellows Spotlight”— Capital Region Institute for Human Rights founder, Thea MacFawn, talks Holocaust and human rights education with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Students empowered to take on world’s social issues“, Liza Frenette, NYSUT United


“Union backed human rights program inspires teens“, NYSUT United

“Stand Up for someone’s rights: Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day” Liza Frenette, NYSUT

“Students learning to soar with human rights” Liza Frenette, NYSUT

“Students to raise money for Uganda school” North Colonie Central School District


“Students discuss international issues at local summit” CBS News Channel 6 video

At human rights summit, teens gear up to make change” Liza Frenette, NYSUT Communications

Spotlight – Human Rights Symposium-Spotlight News