The mission of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is to promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education and to foster individual responsibility to work for justice and peace. The Center achieves this mission by providing educational programs for teachers and students, engaging in community leadership and advocating for human rights. The Center was founded in 1996 to construct a memorial to human rights. In August 2002, that vision became a reality when the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial opened to the public. Annually, thousands of school children and adults tour the Memorial and participate in our programs. The primary constituency for the Center’s education programs is K-12 students and teachers throughout Idaho. The education work of the Center reflects the initial charter that guided Memorial creation—the most effective way to foster positive, lasting social change is to prepare youth to be responsible stewards of human rights.
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, Inc. is a U.S. tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization. Consistent with IRS guidelines,