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Sixteen-Year-Old Vegan Regains Faith in Humanity After YEA Camp

By Eden Curtiss I’ve always loved animals, but until two years ago, I was part of the reason why they were tortured and slaughtered. After finding out about the horrors of animal agriculture, I cut animal products out of my life completely, and as most new vegans tend to be, I was angry and passionate:…

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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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This Summer Camp Helps Aspiring Activists Make a Bigger Difference

The rise in youth activism since the 2016 presidential election has been taken to even greater heights recently with the mass movement for gun control, sparked by the incredibly courageous students of Parkland, Florida. The school walkout, national March For Our Lives, and the daily actions young people are taking to bring about change on…

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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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10 Ways This Unique Summer Camp Will Help Teens Resist Trump

Have you noticed that since the election a lot of young people — even many who were too young to vote —have gotten more engaged than ever in speaking up for the world they want to live in? We noticed too! Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a summer camp for social change. A week-long overnight leadership…

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