Last summer, in honor of July 4, YEA Camp held a special mock election, preceded by mock debates, with each major candidate portrayed by campers making their pitch for voters. The camper portraying now-President Trump issued a disclaimer apologizing for what she was about to say, stating that she believed it to be highly offensive and actually difficult for her to bring herself to say.
For those who know anything about YEA Camp, a summer camp for social change, it should be no surprise that when our campers’ votes were tallied at the end, our current president didn’t just lose the popular vote. It was unanimous. He received zero votes.
YEA Camp is for 12-17 year-olds who care about social justice issues like racism, poverty, gay rights, women’s equality, the environment, animal rights, and more. They expressed significant concerns about the prospect of a Trump presidency’s effect on all of these causes.
Fast forward to the day after Inauguration Day, and we were proud to see dozens of YEA Campers attend Women’s Marches across the country.
Take a look at just some of the YEA Campers who participated.
Check out Shelby’s blog post”When They Go Low… We Get Involved!”, about her experience at the march!
Check out Paula’s blog post, “How My First March Restored My Faith in Gender Equality,” about her experience attending the march!
This is just a sampling of some of the YEA Campers who attended Women’s Marches across the country (and took and shared selfies with us!), and this is just a drop in the activist ocean of young people getting activated for change!
If you know a 12-17-year-old who attended the march or cares deeply about some of the important social issues of our time, YEA Camp is the place for them to be this summer! Nominate a camper here, or just send them to our website to learn more!
Thanks to YEA Campers for inspiring our hope for the future!