Organizations to Know

YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Charlotte Chambers’ Journey Towards a Better World

In our 10 years of YEA Camp, we have been fortunate enough to have campers attend from a dozen(!) different countries — but none came from as far away as Charlotte Chambers, and she did it twice! Charlotte is a committed animal advocate and vegan, and she traveled all the way from Australia(!) at age…

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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 Profile: Noor Aldayeh Reaches Thousands Through Social Media

Former YEA Camper Noor Aldayeh has highlighted her passions for years on social media and has been a major advocate for mental health awareness. Her activism after camp has left us speechless and we can’t wait to see where her passion for social justice takes her! We are so excited to share Noor’s journey with…

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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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YEA Camper Activist Profile: Phoebe Collver-Freeland, the “Coolest Vegan Alive”

Phoebe Collver-Freeland has been an incredible advocate for animals since she was 11 years old. When we first met Phoebe, when she attended YEA Camp for the first time in 2013, she was very quiet, but every day of camp she wore a t-shirt that had a powerful message about compassion for animals. Throughout the…

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Life-Changing Summer Camp Serves Life-Saving Food

YEA Camp is a social justice leadership camp that serves food in line with its mission.

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Teen Environmentalist Shares Her Story Speaking at International Climate Change Conference

Fifteen-year-old superstar environmentalist and YEA Camper Avalon Theisen shares her inspiring experience of speaking at the international climate change conference in Paris.

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Teen Activists Across the Country Walk to Save Animals

By Leah Kelly Every year, thousands of people across North America participate in an incredible mass display of compassion towards farmed animals — some of the most abused on the planet. Farm Sanctuary’s annual Walk for Farm Animals campaign is a hugely successful national fundraiser to support the organization, which works to rescue and rehabilitate mistreated…

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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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Youth Activists Declare Rio+20 Conference on Climate Change a Failure

In 1992, a courageous 12 year old girl named Severn Suzuki gave a speech addressing the United Nations Earth Summit. Her astonishing speech has been called “The Girl who Silenced the World for Five Minutes”. She called for  world leadership to  address the serious problems we face, and to remind them that they decide the…

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