YEA Camp

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

Jan 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Thank You for Another Great Year of YEA

Dec 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

Dec 23, 2019 | Comments Off on 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

Dec 19, 2019 | Comments Off on 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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We Asked Our Campers to Finish This Sentence

Dec 11, 2019 | Comments Off on We Asked Our Campers to Finish This Sentence

For over a decade, YEA Camp has been training aspiring activists to make a bigger difference in the world. At this time of year, when we are fundraising in order to be able to continue doing this work, we asked some of our campers and staff to reflect on what difference YEA Camp really made…

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Youth Activists Make a Difference Through Volunteer-a-Thon

Dec 3, 2019 | Comments Off on 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

Nov 26, 2019 | Comments Off on 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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How to Create a Great Donor Page for the YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon

Nov 6, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Create a Great Donor Page for the YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon

Hey Hey YEA Camp! Have you heard about our first ever YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon? It’s a fundraiser we are launching that will support YEA Camp AND help our community get more involved in activism while making a bigger difference!  We are here to set you up for success so that you can create an awesome…

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YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon Pays Forward Community Service

Nov 1, 2019 | Comments Off on YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon Pays Forward Community Service

Join the First Ever YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon! The Girl Scouts sell cookies. Many organizations urge their volunteers to participate in runs, walks, or bike rides. There are lots of creative ways nonprofits can raise needed funds. We at YEA Camp wanted to do something different. We wanted to create a fundraiser that would not only…

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Reflections from the New York City Climate Strike

Oct 9, 2019 | Comments Off on 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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