Posts Tagged ‘youth activism’

First In-Person YEA Camp in 3 Years Was a Success!

Don’t get us wrong.  We loved Virtual YEA Camp the past 2 years, and so did our campers! But there is nothing like being back at YEA Camp in person! This year we moved to a beautiful new location in western Massachusetts. For the first time ever, we were on a lake with not only…

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How to Get Started as an Activist — Follow these 5 Steps

With so many problems in our world, thankfully there a lot of people who want to take action to make a difference and who care about changing the world. But many people really have no idea how to be an activist or what to do to get started. Social issues like climate change, racism, poverty,…

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YEA Camp Continues to Adapt to Changing Times

When we launched YEA Camp in 2009, piloting our leadership training with 15 teens for 5 days in the Redwoods to help them to make a bigger difference in the world, we couldn’t have predicted so much of what’s followed since! We mean that both from the perspective of all our campers have accomplished and…

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Actions We Can Take for Earth Day Any Day

Happy Earth Day! Today is the 50th anniversary! We shouldn’t need Valentine’s Day to show our special someone how much we love them, but it can be a nice extra push and opportunity to connect. Likewise, even if some of us have been taking our environment for granted for the past 364 days, Earth Day…

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YEA Camp Celebrates Success with First Ever Volunteer-a-Thon

Since YEA Camp was founded in 2009, we’ve been fortunate to work with some seriously talented young people (and, since 2018, seriously talented adults)! We are so proud when former campers write us, sharing stories of their activism and the ways they are making a difference in their communities and we are so proud of…

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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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YEA Campers Triple Impact through Volunteer-a-Thon

Earlier this month, YEA Camp launched the first ever Volunteer-a-Thon, an online fundraising campaign that encourages people to get more involved in community service and activism all while raising awareness for a cause they care about.  By having friends and family sponsor them in this activism, participants are raising money for the YEA Camp Scholarship…

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Reflections from the New York City Climate Strike

By Maggie Berke I began September’s Climate Strike at a church packed with teenagers and their chaperones, and wondered if I was the only non-religious person there. St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity, a quick walk from Foley Square, opened their space, gave free breakfast and paint and cardboard to all of us. I met up…

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