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.Read More
Let’s forget everything we thought we knew about what teens do in their free time.
It’s officially 2016 and our New Year’s resolution is to turn that stereotype around.Read More
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…Read More
YEA Camp, a summer camp for social change, is announcing the dates and opening registration for summer 2016.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Big news! Calum Worthy, best known from Disney Channel’s hit show “Austin & Ally,” is YEA Camp’s new celebrity spokesperson!Read More
At YEA Camp, we urge campers to get active on social justice causes that they are passionate about, whether it be the environment, human rights, animals rights, or another important cause. Recently one of our campers, Kakari Boateng, 16, of Sacramento, who cares about many different causes, launched an online petition on Change.org about an issue at…Read More
Quick. Word association. When you think of teenagers, what do you think of? If the words “inspiring,” “motivated,” “dedicated,” “compassionate,” and “changemaker” don’t immediately spring to mind, read on, because those are the exact words we use to describe the teens who attend YEA Camp, including some of the ones we’re highlighting below. (And if…Read More
There’s a fabulous new book that impressed our director and one of our campers enough that we wanted to share a review of it here. The book is called Persimmon Takes On Humanity, by Christopher Locke, whom we are thrilled to have interviewed here. The story follows Persimmon, a clever and compassionate raccoon, who teams up with her loyal…Read More