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    Human Rights Programs for Children

    “An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves … the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.”

    Maria Montessori, Education and Peace

    Welcome, young learners!

    Kindness Camp

    The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights invites children and their caregivers to join us this summer for Wassmuth Kindness Camp! Through stories, art, movement, and music, we will learn about kindness to ourselves, our friends and family, our community, and our earth. The foundational human rights concepts dignity, respect, belonging, diversity, and responsibility will be explored in fun and age appropriate ways.

    Join us for one of our week-long Wassmuth Kindness Camp sessions. Each session will run Monday through Friday from 10:00am until 11:30am in the Marilyn Shuler Outdoor Classroom at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in downtown Boise. You can choose to register for Session #1 (June 10 – 14), Session #2 (July 15 – 19), or Session #3 (August 5 – 9).

    This program is geared toward children ages 4 – 8. Younger and older siblings are welcome to join. Caregivers are required to stay onsite with their campers. This will be a fun and interactive experience for children and adults alike!

    Space is limited, so please register today.  Tuition is $50 a camper, but please reach out to if you would like a scholarship to cover the cost.

    Thank you for building a kind community with us!

    Learning about human rights is not just for teens and adults; human rights are for everyone!

    Can’t join us in person?

    Listen to some of the stories HERE!

    I Am Human – A Book of Empathy

    By Susan Verde

    Art by Peter H. Reynolds

    Read by Philip Thompson

    Somos Como Los Nubes
    We Are Like the Clouds

    Written by Jorge Argueta

    Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano

    “Tonight, four-year-old, Holden was trying to fall asleep and he called me into his room. He said, ‘Mama, what’s an action?’ I explained that it was something you do and gave a couple examples. He replied with, ‘Well, I need to know the actions to be an upstander.’ We spent a few minutes talking about what actions an upstander might use. I can’t tell you how much I love that these are the thoughts that he’s falling asleep to. Thank you!”

    Stephanie Van Orsow

    The Wassmuth Center’s Human Rights Programs for Children are made possible with support from Together Treasure Valley.