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Our Favorite Part of Gearing Up For Camp…

One of our favorite parts of getting ready for YEA Camp is reading our campers’ applications. We keep the application process pretty simple, but we do ask each prospective camper why they want to attend, what they care about, and what they hope to accomplish out of being there. Check out just a few of their…

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Help These Inspiring Teens Come to YEA Camp!

This is the time of year at YEA Camp when we take care of things we need to do to help YEA Camp run, before it gets too close to the summer. At the end of 2012, we asked for your support in growing YEA Camp in 2013 and beyond. We set an ambitious goal of…

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Inspiring YEA Camper Updates!

There are many ways we measure the success of YEA Camp. We look at testimonials, evaluations, and other factors, but ultimately YEA Camp is really all about what our campers do after camp is over. After all, our goal is to turn campers’ passion into action to make a better world. Every month, our campers update…

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YEA Camp 2012: Our Best Year Yet!

There are a lot of things about the work of putting YEA Camp on that can be challenging, but every year maybe the hardest thing about it is finding the words to communicate in just a few paragraphs what the experience of our camps was like, and to even remotely do justice to the inspiration,…

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YEA Overnight Is a Huge Success!

The Youth Empowered Action overnight last weekend was a huge success! We had 21 teens attend the event, which included YEA workshops as well as some swimming and late night roller skating! Youth who came to the event were interested in making a difference on a lot of different issues. Many campers were interested in…

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This Weekend’s YEA Overnight in Portland Is a Preview of YEA Camp!

We are very excited about our first-ever YEA Academy overnight this weekend in Portland – a condensed version of YEA Camp that we have been looking forward to for months! This year, Youth Empowered Action launched a new program called the YEA Academy, a monthly program on Saturdays for teens taking action for a better…

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Activist Profile: Jasmine C. Advocates for Dissection Choice in CT

Jasmine, who flew all the way from Connecticut to attend YEA Camp in California in 2010, is a dedicated and articulate advocate for a better world for all. In addition to working to get delicious vegetarian food options in her school cafeteria and interning with Compassion Over Killing in Washington, DC, last summer, among other…

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YEA Campers Making a Difference for Women

International Women’s Day, March 8, is a day which celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. Violence against women and girls continues to be one of the world’s most widespread human rights violations and is a result of deeply embedded cultural values, social attitudes and unequal power relations, which both lead to violence…

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Activist Profile: Bianca V., Animal Advocate Extraordinaire

Bianca of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, attended YEA Camp in 2010 at the age of 14. She has accomplished so much in the past year and a half for animals, we are blown away. Right after YEA Camp, she started a school club called Hearts for Animals. Their first year, they raised over $1000 for their…

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Launch of our Bi-Weekly Activist E-News!

We are so excited to have launched our new Activist E-News, which is a totally new, and we think unique, resource for activists of all ages. Every other week, we will send one featuring an inspiring activist, resources, tips, interesting facts and ways to get involved and take action. To check out our first issue,…

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