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YEA is hiring staff for this summer!

Feb 28, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA is hiring staff for this summer!

YEA is hiring camp staff for this summer! The summer will be here before we know it! We have a variety of positions at each of our summer camps in Oregon, California and New Jersey: camp counselors, kitchen staff, and nurses/health supervisors. Are you an educator or youth worker with a background in engaging in…

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Organization to Know: Climate Reality Project

Feb 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Organization to Know: Climate Reality Project

The climate crisis is one of the largest and most daunting challenges we face. It is a global problem that is affected by almost everything humans do, which makes it difficult for people to figure out exactly what we can do to solve it. Fortunately, there are a lot of organizations out there working on…

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International Youth Activism Highlight: One Young World

Feb 24, 2012 | Comments Off on International Youth Activism Highlight: One Young World

One Young World is “The premier global forum for young people of leadership caliber. It manifests the reality of common humanity and the shared existence of all the peoples in one world, Its purpose is to connect and bring together the youngest, brightest and best and to ensure that their concerns, opinions and solutions are…

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Launch of our Bi-Weekly Activist E-News!

Feb 22, 2012 | Comments Off on 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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Youth Empowered Action Academy

Feb 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Youth Empowered Action Academy

This winter, we launched a new program–Youth Empowered Action Academy–in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation Teen Force. This program is designed to be a “Day of YEA” where participants build the knowledge, skills, confidence and community to make a difference on the issues they care about. This past Saturday, February 18, 2012, we had…

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Activist Tip: Turn Complaints Into Requests

Feb 16, 2012 | Comments Off on Activist Tip: Turn Complaints Into Requests

Turn your complaints into requests to bring about change. If you’re not sure what activist issue to work on, notice what you are complaining about since you obviously care about that. Usually what causes things to change is not complaining but thinking about who has the power to make a key decision and then making direct…

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Organization To Know: Planned Parenthood

Feb 16, 2012 | Comments Off on Organization To Know: Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood operates more than 800 health centers in almost every state that provide low-cost health care services for women and teens, including birth control, sex education, pregnancy testing, and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Planned Parenthood also provides abortion services, which makes it the target of a lot of people who want to outlaw abortion.…

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Activist Profile: Oregon YEA Camper Deborah speaks to 900 people at Planned Parenthood luncheon

Feb 14, 2012 | Comments Off on Activist Profile: Oregon YEA Camper Deborah speaks to 900 people at Planned Parenthood luncheon

Activist Profile: Deborah W. Fourteen-year-old YEA Camper Deborah, who attended the Oregon 2011 camp, is committed to young women like herself having access to sex education and reproductive health care no matter what their social or economic background is. At camp, she felt like she got the tools to go from “just being a loony…

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Welcome to YEA’s new blog!

Feb 13, 2012 | Comments Off on Welcome to YEA’s new blog!

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) is a leadership program for teenagers who want to change the world. Our campers are out to make a big difference, and so are we. Everyday at YEA, we are inspired by things that we think you would probably be inspired by too — like hearing about amazing things our alumni are…

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