Posts Tagged ‘mercy for animals’

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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10 Ways Parents Can Empower Their Courageous Child Activist

At YEA Camp, we specialize in empowering children and teenagers to make the world a better place. That’s why we’ve devised a helpful list so parents can nurture their courageous child activists.

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What Vegan Ice Cream Can Teach Us About Changing the World

Ben & Jerry’s launch of vegan ice cream flavors was a long time coming. Thousands of activists spent years making it happen.

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6 Teens Who Will Bust Stereotypes and Inspire You to Change the World

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…

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YEA Camper Reviews and Interviews the Author of New Book “Persimmon Takes On Humanity”

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…

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Prepare to be blown away: what our campers have been doing since camp!

If you don’t already know, we are all about what campers do after camp. In fact, our goal is to turn campers’ passion into action to make a better world. Our last session of camp only ended in August and we are so happy to see our campers already taking action on their IOI (issue of importance). If…

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Everyday Should Be Earth Day … But Monday Is Earth Day!

Tomorrow, Monday April 22, is Earth Day, but what does that really mean? Last time we checked, we live on the Earth everyday. Unfortunately, maybe for that exact reason, it can be easy to take things like clean air or drinking water for granted, though even here in the U.S. many people — especially those…

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New Iowa Law Makes It Harder For Activists to Show What Truly Happens on Farms

Note: Many of the links in this post show graphic cruelty to animals. Even more disturbing than watching this footage is that this rampant mistreatment is happening in the first place, and making you aware is one way we can do something about it. For more than a decade, animal advocacy organizations such as Compassion Over…

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