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A Life-Changing Camp for World-Changing Teens

New Summer Camp Trains Adults to Change the World

Jan 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

This summer, progressives will have a new training program to help them get more involved in activism for social justice causes. At least if they’re over 18. Twelve to 17-year-olds have a training too, though that’s nothing new. Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a teen leadership camp that has trained over 600 young people to make…

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Our Favorite YEA Camp Memories of 2017

Dec 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

by former YEA Campers Danielle Holtz and Ananya Singh The ninth summer of Youth Empowered Action Camp was one for the books! From reaching more campers than ever before, to new workshops, to eating incredible food from our YEA Camp chefs, summer 2017 was spent having lots of laughs, honing new skills in activism, and…

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Another Amazing YEA Camp Summer Brings Inspiration and Firsts

Nov 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Another Amazing YEA Camp Summer Brings Inspiration and Firsts

Describing YEA Camp after each summer always feels like an impossible task. How do you tell the stories of each of the young leaders whose experience at YEA Camp helps them find their voice, step into their power, and have what many call the best week of their life? That’s our standard, incredible experience every summer,…

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Leadership Camp for Teen Activists Comes to Southern California

May 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Leadership Camp for Teen Activists Comes to Southern California

YEA Camp’s Leadership Camp for Teen Activists Comes to Southern California Since 2009, Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp, a summer camp for social change, has been holding unique overnight camps for activist-minded teens across the country. This summer, for the first time, YEA Camp will be holding a session in Southern California, in the beautiful Angeles…

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How Our School Play Woke Us Up to Racism

May 15, 2017 | Comments Off on How Our School Play Woke Us Up to Racism

by Joshua Pipe, YEA Camper There was a collective gasp among the crowd of 500-some ninth and tenth graders as we sat, in our school auditorium, watching our friends perform the musical “Ragtime,” as fictional Fire Chief Willy Conklin referred to Coalhouse Walker, Jr., one of the play’s three main characters, as a slur none…

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How YEA Camp Helped Me Help Haiti

May 2, 2017 | Comments Off on How YEA Camp Helped Me Help Haiti

By Erin Manuel, YEA Camper On January 12th, 2010, a terrible earthquake hit the island of Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Seven-year-old me saw the photos of tumbled buildings and crying children all over the internet, and my very first thought was that I needed to help. Seeing children just like me suddenly…

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Leadership Camp for Teen Activists Comes to Southern California

Mar 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Leadership Camp for Teen Activists Comes to Southern California

Since 2009, Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp, a summer camp for social change, has been holding life-changing overnight camps for youth across the country. This summer, for the first time, YEA Camp will be holding a session in Southern California, in the beautiful Angeles National Forest. Pressed by the current political climate, young people all across…

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YEA Camp Partners With Pollination Project to Fund Young Changemakers

Mar 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

YEA Camp is thrilled to be partnering with The Pollination Project to identify and fund young changemakers to launch or expand upon worthy social change projects. The Pollination Project, a foundation that makes small grants to grassroots activists all over the world, has partnered with The California Endowment to look for and fund outstanding young people…

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10 Ways This Unique Summer Camp Will Help Teens Resist Trump

Feb 16, 2017 | Comments Off on 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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YEA Campers Show Up In Force for Women’s March All Over the Country

Feb 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Last summer, in honor of July 4, YEA Camp held a special mock election, preceded by mock debates, with each major candidate portrayed by campers making their pitch for voters. The camper portraying now-President Trump issued a disclaimer apologizing for what she was about to say, stating that she believed it to be highly offensive…

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