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Embodying Love: School Club Inspires Positive Body Image and Self Esteem

By Ashley Lytle Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and seen something you felt was “wrong”? I have, and so have several of my friends. These insecurities can cause depression, eating disorders, anxiety, a lack of self-confidence, and more serious issues. I have friends who starve themselves because they don’t fit this “ideal…

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Inspired Teens Lead Walk to End Slavery

Sixteen-year-old Katy Foley describes her inspiring work with the group Youth Ending Slavery.

Many people don’t realize that slavery still exists and is a far too prevalent injustice in our world today. This is an atrocity not to be misconstrued as solely an issue of the past or a crime of developing countries.

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Help YEA Camp Say YES!

Happy holidays, all! This time of year, as we’ve just announced our dates for next summer, we are already getting scholarship requests from amazing teens around the country, and we want to say YES to all of them. We are working on an online course for youth activists, teaching a mini course on activism at…

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So much to be thankful for and inspired by!

So many current happenings in the world and stories in the mainstream media instill hopelessness, fear, and anger. Yet, there is so much positivity happening as well. Our inspiring campers — and the amazing things you have helped make possible through supporting them — are telling a different story. SO MUCH ACTIVISM! In the months since YEA Camp, our…

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All We Can Say Is WOW!

WOW! What an incredible summer! We say it every year, and every year it is true! This was our best summer yet! With Labor Day gone and, with it, the symbolic end to summer, we are still basking in the accomplishments of our seventh(!) year of epic, life-changing summer camps. It is impossible to capture…

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