Your voice against discrimination, prejudice and racism
A global network of youth taking action
Are you between 16 and 22 years old and do you want to make an impact both locally and globally? Do you want to raise awareness of the dangers of prejudice, discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism? Join the Anne Frank Youth Network.
The Anne Frank Youth Network is a growing global network built on volunteering, which exists to actively engage and support you in the work you find important. Inspired by Anne Frank’s diary and her lifestory, all activities aim to raise awareness, increase active citizenship, foster dialogue and democratic values today. You will act as a peer educator; this is when youth teach other youth. Together you will make a positive contribution to society!
We provide you with the tools necessary to take action and make a difference.
‘The biggest benefit I got is a huge network of people from all over the world, for example I’m part of the Social Media Committee, we talk about discrimination and can spread awareness together. I got the feeling I’m no longer the only fish swimming against the stream.’
How do I get involved?
The Anne Frank House is active in over 70 countries. Take a look at the world wide activities and contact your country's coordinator to get involved with the Anne Frank Youth Network.
After completing your first activity in your own country you will then get the opportunity to participate in a two day national training. You will learn to teach about the importance of the stories of WWII and the Holocaust. Together we explore why these stories are still relevant today, by discussing identity, prejudice, discrimination and democracy. Together with other peer educators you will get to organise your very own project.
Want to do even more?
Once you have completed the two day course and your own project you will stay involved with the Anne Frank Youth Network. You will get the opportunity to mentor new members and independently organise more educational projects. Furthermore you will get access to further experiential and learning opportunities, such as internships at the Anne Frank House and partner organisations.
‘The opportunity to join the AFYN allows you to meet people all over the world and to commit to human rights and democracy. This experience makes it possible to act both local and international!’
Already implemented your workshop?
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