Activist Tips

YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Paula Orrego’s Activism Journey

Paula Orrego was a YEA Camper all the way back in 2011, but it’s kind of like she never left! Paula became a counselor in training (CIT) the next summer, when she turned 18, and she has stayed in touch with us ever since. She’s also been doing activism ever since! Paula even blogged for…

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YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Lauren Scheller-Wolfe Is a Star

When we first met Lauren Scheller-Wolf at YEA Camp, she was a little bit reserved, but we have learned over the years that sometimes our quieter campers do the most activism! Lauren shows that activists can make a difference while working to address several different causes and pursuing multiple passions. Not only does Lauren volunteer…

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The Future of Climate Change (Literally!)

By Ananya Singh When I first attended YEA Camp New York 2015, my passion for social justice, particularly climate justice, was ignited. Since then, I have worked with lots of groups on social issues, and have discovered a passion in climate justice. Recently, I have been getting connected with other student activists interested in this…

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Greening Up the Holidays

The holidays are a time of family, fun and friends. It is also “the season of giving.” Every session of YEA Camp, we show The Story of Stuff, which shows where “stuff” comes from and goes, and why we tend to want so much of it! This is especially an issue during the holiday season,…

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This Valentine’s Day, Take a Stand Against Bullying

Valentine’s Day is a great time to show people we love how much they mean to us. But flowers wilt, candies go stale, and stuffed animals gather dust in the corners of our rooms. As an alternative to engaging in the commercialism of the holiday, you could use the inspiration of Valentine’s Day to create…

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Activist Tip Tuesdays: Student Activism

The term “student activism” might make some think about being on student council or running a school club, which are both great. But student activism can look lots of different ways, and can be integrated into the assignments you already have for school. Doing a school paper or project about a topic you aren’t passionate…

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