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Finding the Motivation for My Activism at YEA Camp

Oct 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Finding the Motivation for My Activism at YEA Camp

By Elyanna Calle There is a reason why we care. There is an event or a person that has enlightened us, who has taught us to care. I sat down at YEA Camp trying to remember, and I knew right away. My brother was the kindest person I ever knew. His smile lit up the…

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Finding a Sense of Belonging at Activism Summer Camp

Oct 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Finding a Sense of Belonging at Activism Summer Camp

By Sana Doctor I remember when my mom came up to me, talking about a camp for activism she had found. She encouraged me to attend. I planned to go with people I know, and I’m active in community service, so I said yes. After I filled out the application, the doubt set in. I…

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

Oct 9, 2018 | Comments Off on 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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What I Learned From the First Session of YEA Camp We Almost Had to Cancel

Oct 9, 2018 | Comments Off on What I Learned From the First Session of YEA Camp We Almost Had to Cancel

By YEA Camp Director Nora Kramer This is past summer was our 10th year, and our 27th, 28th, and 29th sessions of YEA Camp, and in all that time we’ve never had to cancel a session. This is something to be proud of when, in our early years, we were unknown and unproven. We had no…

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Too Young To Vote But Not Too Young For Politics

Oct 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Too Young To Vote But Not Too Young For Politics

By Ananya Singh Just a few weeks ago, I started an internship with a congressional campaign in my home state of New Jersey. The stakes for this election are so high, which makes me extremely excited to be involved in an impactful way! This year is critical because we have a chance to flip districts…

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A Twelve-Year Old Explains How YEA Camp Changed His Life

Oct 7, 2018 | Comments Off on A Twelve-Year Old Explains How YEA Camp Changed His Life

By Noam Cohen-Weinberg I came to YEA Camp because I wanted to find a community of people who were as ambitious and open-minded as me and to learn how to become a more effective activist. It was so inspiring to be surrounded by such a forward-thinking and open-minded group of young people aspiring to make…

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YEA Camp Restored My Confidence In Activism

Sep 28, 2018 | Comments Off on YEA Camp Restored My Confidence In Activism

By Mia Drumm This summer, I had the opportunity to attend Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp, also known as YEA Camp. I just want to start off by saying that this was a life-changing experience. Never in my life have I ever felt more free and accepted than when I was at YEA Camp. As someone…

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My Experience at the First Ever YEA Camp FOR ADULTS!

Sep 19, 2018 | Comments Off on My Experience at the First Ever YEA Camp FOR ADULTS!

By Liz Hixon I’d left Columbus, Ohio, for YEA Camp on the Saturday before check-in day on a nine-hour drive to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in New York. I was screaming in excitement through my open windows on highway 90. Seriously. I was beyond energized for the week and my first time attending a summer camp,…

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In Honor of Gay Pride, Trans Teen Remembers the 17-Year-Old Activist Who Put the T in LGBT+

Jun 10, 2018 | Comments Off on In Honor of Gay Pride, Trans Teen Remembers the 17-Year-Old Activist Who Put the T in LGBT+

We were thrilled when, in honor of Gay Pride week, 2x YEA Camper Aine Violet Pipe wanted to share a post to remember and educate us about one of the most influential transgender activists in US history: 17-year-old Sylvia Rivera. From Stonewall to Breaking Down Walls: A Thank-you to Sylvia Rivera by Aine Violet Pipe…

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

May 23, 2018 | Comments Off on 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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