YEA Camp

Archive for March 2012

This Weekend’s YEA Overnight in Portland Is a Preview of YEA Camp!

We are very excited about our first-ever YEA Academy overnight this weekend in Portland – a condensed version of YEA Camp that we have been looking forward to for months! This year, Youth Empowered Action launched a new program called the YEA Academy, a monthly program on Saturdays for teens taking action for a better…

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Activist Tip: Use Social Media as a Tool for Activism

We just discovered this new website called Facebook. Have you heard of it? We think it’s gonna catch on. Just kidding! But do you know what an amazing tool it is for activists? Activists can use it to: -learn about important events happening right now -follow organizations we support -share news articles, pictures, and videos…

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Activist Profile: Jasmine C. Advocates for Dissection Choice in CT

Jasmine, who flew all the way from Connecticut to attend YEA Camp in California in 2010, is a dedicated and articulate advocate for a better world for all. In addition to working to get delicious vegetarian food options in her school cafeteria and interning with Compassion Over Killing in Washington, DC, last summer, among other…

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YEA Campers Making a Difference for Women

International Women’s Day, March 8, is a day which celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. Violence against women and girls continues to be one of the world’s most widespread human rights violations and is a result of deeply embedded cultural values, social attitudes and unequal power relations, which both lead to violence…

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Organization to know: Peta2

Organization to Know PETA2 is the largest youth animal rights group in the world, and it provides practical resources on everything from getting more vegetarian options in your cafeteria to cutting out dissection to fun contests, games, and t shirts, to interviews with your favorite bands and celebrities. We love that PETA2 also provides students with resources…

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Activist Profile: Bianca V., Animal Advocate Extraordinaire

Bianca of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, attended YEA Camp in 2010 at the age of 14. She has accomplished so much in the past year and a half for animals, we are blown away. Right after YEA Camp, she started a school club called Hearts for Animals. Their first year, they raised over $1000 for their…

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Activist Tip: Bring leaflets about your cause wherever you go

Have you ever been talking to someone about an issue you care about and felt frustrated because they didn’t believe you, or because you didn’t remember some of the details or know how to explain it well? Carrying a few flyers in your bag can really help back up what you are saying, or even…

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