Posts Tagged ‘animal rights’

Thank You for Another Great Year of YEA

As year-end specials begin to flood our television programming and 2020 calendars stock the shelves at our local bookstores, we once more find ourselves reflecting on another incredible year with YEA Camp.  Here are some of the highlights from YEA Camp 2019. Our 11th Summer This was our 11th summer hosting YEA Camp for teens…

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Looking Back at YEA Camp 5 Years Later

By Leah Kelly As the decade comes to a close, I reflect on the experiences that got me where I am today, as an activist and as a person. Five and a half years ago, as a 15-year-old, I attended Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp for the first time and my life was changed immeasurably.…

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Meet the YEA Campers Paying Forward Their Activist Experience

As a teeny nonprofit, YEA Camp is only possible with the support of our community. Whether it’s a professional designer volunteering their time to redo parts of our website, a college student and YEA Camp staff member spreading the word on their campus, or a camper’s family donating money to our scholarship fund, we could…

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Youth Activists Make a Difference Through Volunteer-a-Thon

Last month, YEA Camp launched its first ever Volunteer-a-Thon, as a way to encourage people to get more involved in community service and activism while raising money for the YEA Camp Scholarship Fund. Thanks to the support of two generous donors, all donations raised through the end of the year are being TRIPLED. This is…

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These Generous Companies Make YEA Camp’s Food Even More Delicious

As another summer draws to a close and the leaves begin to fall, it’s time to extend another “thank you!” This time, we want to recognize all the people that made camp possible. That means it’s time to feature our amazing food donors! From fruit smoothies to warm chocolate chip cookies to pizzas with more…

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A Different Approach to Self-Care for Activists in the Age of Trump

By Nora Kramer Even if you’re lucky enough not to be targeted directly, just watching the news or even our social media feeds these days bring a daily assault on so many issues progressives care about: human rights and equality, environmental protection, animal welfare, and the state of our democracy and our discourse, for starters.…

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How 1 Random Email Turned Into an Unexpected Miracle

YEA Camp may be celebrating the ten year anniversary of hosting life-changing camps for world-changing teens but that doesn’t mean we forgot about the 18+ crowd. After years of adults asking us to create camp for them, we listened. In 2018, we launched the first ever session of YEA Camp for Adults. YEA Camp for…

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YEA Camp Celebrates 10 Years of Tofurky Sandwiches

As a summer camp for social change, we at YEA Camp recognize the huge impact of our food choices on the planet, other species, workers, global food access, and our own health. While we have always had many campers and staff who aren’t vegetarian or vegan, an important feature of YEA Camp since the beginning…

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What Does It Mean To Be An Activist?

YEA Camp is a social justice leadership camp that trains aspiring teen and adult activists to make a bigger difference on the causes they care about. But not everybody feels completely comfortable taking on the title of “activist.” Sometimes our campers even insist that they’re not activists — even though they have done all kinds of…

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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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