Resources

Student Activism On a (Time) Budget

By Aine Pipe From honors classes to soccer practices and everything in between, the lives of most students can be incredibly busy. With school responsibilities like getting good grades, getting into a good college (if that’s one’s plan) and responsibilities at home, like chores or babysitting siblings, or even an after-school job, activism often gets…

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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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Volunteer Opportunities for Teens: Where to Find Them and Why

In honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many people have chosen to celebrate his birthday each year by volunteering for a good cause or doing community service, which we love. But most of the problems we are facing — from racism to pollution, bullying to animal cruelty — will take more than…

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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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YEA Camp Takes Manhattan!

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp founder and executive director Nora Kramer has been spending the last few weeks before camp starts in New York City, where she has been exposing a whole new group of people to YEA Camp, which is expanding to the east coast with a camp in New Jersey for the first time…

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