Twenty-five years ago, the world made a promise to all its children. When leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989, they committed to do everything in their power to promote and protect children’s rights.
Great progress has been achieved since the Convention was adopted. However, looking back on 25 years of progress reminds us what is still left to do.
What is the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Children’s Rights Camp?
The goal is to address the question, “Are children’s rights protected at home and around the world?” Each STF Chapter will create walk-through tents, representing local and international children’s rights issues that educate and compel students and visitors to take action. Some tents will have a specific action, but the overall goal of the camp is to urge President Obama and the United States to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
What issues will STF chapters focus on and present in the tents?
- US Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
- EMUS (End Military Use of Schools)
- Juvenile Justice
- Child Tobacco Farmworkers
- Child Migrants
- Right to Education
Children’s Rights Camp Resources and Materials
- Setting Up the Children’s Rights Camp PowerPoint
- Children’s Rights Camp FAQ
- Sample Camp Development Timeline
STF Chapter Children’s Rights Camp Event Dates
- November 11: STF reception at the HRW dinner camp event
- November 21: Santa Monica High School camp
- November 25: Wildwood School camp
- December 9: New Roads School camp
- January 20: Canyon High School camp
- January 21: Palisades Charter High School camp
- February 5: Sierra Canyon School camp
- February 11: Oakwood School camp
- February 12: Canyon library camp
- February 19: New Hall library camp
- February 26: Valencia library camp
- February 27: Valencia High School camp and Crossroads Day of Service
- March 5: Carson High School camp
- March 6: Academy of the Canyons camp