Posts Tagged ‘teen activism’

Embodying Love: School Club Inspires Positive Body Image and Self Esteem

By Ashley Lytle Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and seen something you felt was “wrong”? I have, and so have several of my friends. These insecurities can cause depression, eating disorders, anxiety, a lack of self-confidence, and more serious issues. I have friends who starve themselves because they don’t fit this “ideal…

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So much to be thankful for and inspired by!

So many current happenings in the world and stories in the mainstream media instill hopelessness, fear, and anger. Yet, there is so much positivity happening as well. Our inspiring campers — and the amazing things you have helped make possible through supporting them — are telling a different story. SO MUCH ACTIVISM! In the months since YEA Camp, our…

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YEA Camp Spring Update!

We have a lot of big things happening at YEA Camp as we gear up for another life-changing and world-changing summer of camps! Some updates about YEA Camp 2014: We are expanding to bigger venues in all of our locations, and yet with camp still 3 months away, our camps are a quarter of the way full. We have…

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Top 10 Reasons 2013 Was Our Best Summer Yet!

Every summer of YEA Camp feels like our best yet, but this year we REALLY think this was our best ever! The inspiration was through the roof, the curriculum was outstanding (if we do say so ourselves), the staff was amazing, the venues were beautiful, and the campers were absolutely incredible. Thank you so much…

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What it Means to be an Activist at YEA Camp

By YEA Camper Andrew Puccetti When I first heard about Youth Empowered Action Camp, I thought it was too good to be true. According to the website, this was a camp that teaches campers how they can make a difference in the world, and all the food is vegan. How perfect can this camp get?…

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YEA Camper Interview: Sky Talks About Her Experience at YEA!

YEA volunteer Erica recently sat down with one of our campers, Sky, in New Jersey to ask about her time at camp and what she got out of her experience. It has been seven months since YEA Camp 2012 ended, but we love to hear that the impact is still evident today! YEA Camp! Sky’s eyes…

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Our Favorite Part of Gearing Up For Camp…

One of our favorite parts of getting ready for YEA Camp is reading our campers’ applications. We keep the application process pretty simple, but we do ask each prospective camper why they want to attend, what they care about, and what they hope to accomplish out of being there. Check out just a few of their…

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Activist Tip Tuesdays: Student Activism

The term “student activism” might make some think about being on student council or running a school club, which are both great. But student activism can look lots of different ways, and can be integrated into the assignments you already have for school. Doing a school paper or project about a topic you aren’t passionate…

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