Founded in 2020, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Youth Ambassador Program is run by young adults and teenagers with a passion for human rights and social advancement. We stand up for the respect and dignity of all people, regardless of race, gender or social status, and fight for the equality that every person deserves. This program enables young people to speak out when it comes to human rights violations. We welcome young people who are interested in current topics and who are ready to enter into dialogue.
The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Youth Ambassador Program is open to anyone interested in human rights, youth engagement and social equality.
The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Youth Ambassador Program is led by two project leaders and a nine-member board. Our board members are high school, apprentice and college students ages 14-25. The board itself is headed by two co-presidents.
Role with the Youth Ambassadors: Co-Head of the RFK Youth Ambassador Program
Inspiring Favorite Quote: “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash
Role with the Youth Ambassadors: Co-Head of the RFK Youth Ambassador Program, STTP Member
Inspiring Favorite Quote: "The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom." – Lady Bird Johnson, U.S. First Lady, 1963-69
Role Model: Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Which decade/period do you love most and why? The Belle Époque. Peace, growth, great style and fashion and an overall interesting time to experience World history.
What book/movie have you read/seen recently you would recommend and why? Book: The Power of Geography because it tells you everything you need to know about political conflicts. Movie: One of the 1960s James Bond movies - always a good choice!
Role with the Youth Ambassadors: Co-President
Inspiring Favorite Quote: “The time is always right to do what is right” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Role Model: My grandparents
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always dreamt of becoming an archeologist, an astronaut or a pirate – or all three at the same time in some form.
Role with the Youth Ambassadors: Co-President
Inspiring Favorite Quote: “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
How do you stay productive and motivated working virtually? Have a clean desktop.
What do you buy way more of than most people? Ovolmatine Crunchy Rolls
Flurin Andri Martin
Role with the Youth Ambassadors: Director of Projects & Events
Inspiring Favorite Quote: “Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.” - Benjamin Franklin
How do you stay productive and motivated working virtually? Smartphone is forbidden. Deep House is keeping me going.
What book/movie have you read/seen recently you would recommend and why? A book about death. In my opinion society is trying to avoid this topic. But it belong to life like birth.
Role with the Youth Ambassadors: Head of the Commission for the Shortfilm Competition
Inspiring Favorite Quote:"There is no comfortable path that leads from the earth to the stars." – Seneca
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love most and why? I would love to go back to the 60s, because I would like to experience the spirit of change of the 68ers. For me, it's a time with a strong sense of justice and freedom and an incredible amount of potential hope for a better different future. And of course I would love to hear the Beatles live.
If the universe is just a simulation, what update or patch does it need? Book: It needs a button to sometimes stop time for those moments to which you want to say "Stay! You are so beautiful!"
Role with the Youth Ambassadors: Director of Internal Relations and Fundraising
Inspiring Favorite Quote: "The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened."
Role Model: Kailash Satyarthi
What did you want to become as a kid? When I was a kid I wanted to be a lawyer because I always found debate really interesting and really fun and would constantly get into arguments.
Which book have you read recently and would recommend to a friend? I would recommend Frankenstein by Mary Shelly because of its beautiful imagery and great use of story telling structure.
Role with the Youth Ambassadors: Director of Social Media & Marketing
Inspiring Favorite Quote: "I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do." -Jana Stanfield
What is your favourite midnight snack? Chocolate chip cookies (I make the best cookies, I'll happily bake you some.)
If you were featured on the local news, what would you most likely be on there for? Probably something to do with my two corgis