Posts Tagged ‘youth activism’

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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Meet Some of the Youth Leading #ClimateStrikes in the US

We were so inspired by the massive outpouring of climate strikes and environmental activism throughout the world this past Friday, sparked by the comitted action of one person, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, launching a school strike all the way across the world in Sweden. The whole phenomenon reminds us and probably many YEA Campers of a…

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YEA Camp Helped Me Develop the Confidence to Be an Activist

By Hannah White This summer, I was able to go to the truly life-changing place that is YEA Camp. At camp, I met so many young people with the same passion as me. This made it easy to make lots of friends that helped me expand my knowledge and encouraged me to make change in…

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Finding Out What It Is To Be An Activist at YEA Camp

By Chloe Howe Climate change, war, hunger, animal abuse, racism. When I was younger, I always felt these were major problems. Things I wanted to end. But ending even one of them seemed impossible. I thought about it in the same way I thought about being struck by lightning or having a super power. It…

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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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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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