YEA Camp Hero Day 6: Ana – Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Advocating for Change

Happy Day 6 of 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes, a heartwarming showcase that is part of our end-of-year fundraising camp-aign, If Not for YEA Camp. We hope if you are as inspired as we are, you will contribute to help us grow!

1902080_356802881153528_3177190054884859916_nToday’s YEA Camp Hero is Ana. There’s not really much to say about Ana except that she is COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY AMAZING. Ana just gets it. She has a great heart, works her butt off, has your back, and is someone you’ll be reading about in the paper soon enough. Oh, I forgot, she’s already been on the news multiple times. In just the past few months since camp, Ana has spoken up for women, Walmart workers, and many different species to advocate for protections, and she interned on the successful re-election campaign of Congressman Scott Peters. Here’s the selfie Joe Biden took with her on her phone. We bet he was psyched.

Did we mention that Ana is 14?

We’ll let Ana speak for herself about her activism and YEA Camp experience.


We love what Ana said, that YEA Camp “gave me a community that I’ve never had the privilege of being a part of, and that was a group of teenage activists. That ability to spend so much time with so many like-minded people definitely gave me the confidence to go out and advocate for change in my own world.”

dreamworkWe have so many problems in our world and yet offer so little support to equip people who want to make a difference. Your donations to YEA Camp enable young people like Ana to become even more effective change makers. You can donate here.

We appreciate your continued support. Tune in tomorrow for Day 7 of 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes!

Missed previous days? Here’s Day 1 about Megan in Massachusetts raising money for the homeless, Day 2 showcasing Joyce in New Jersey speaking about about bullying, Day 3 highlighting Maddie in Colorado advocating for animals, Day 4 about Lia from Washington state working to address the stigma of mental illness and reducing teen suicide, and yesterday’s post about Roberto from North Carolina speaking more confidently about progressive causes.

If you are or know a teen advocate who would love YEA Camp, send them our way or join us this summer!