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 world, and we are thrilled to do a low-cost overnight to have more time and extra fun. A few spots are still available – register now since it’s tomorrow!
Planning our curriculum for the Overnight was on the one hand super fun, because we spend so much time working on (much) less interesting things for camp at this time of year, but also challenging because we want to include so much and yet we only have one night!
Still, you can accomplish a lot in a night! YEA Overnighters will get a chance to hear and share with each other about the issues they each care about and the activism they have done, to learn about 5 key ways to get involved in activism (volunteering with a local organization; using social media and online campaigns, like through Change.org; running an effective school club; fundraising; and grassroots outreach, like leafleting and tabling), and create an activist plan of action based on what they like to do, what they are good at, and what the issue they care about needs. And they will have fun and play games and make friends and eat delicious vegan food! Pizza with Daiya cheese is on the dinner menu!
We still have a few spots left, so if you’re in Portland, or know a teen who is, register asap for this low-cost program! Check back for photos and an update, and if you wish you could be there, register for YEA Camp this summer in California, Oregon, or New Jersey, or spread the word to others who might be interested!