Meet These Inspiring Young Leaders Fundraising to Attend YEA Camp!

dream work thank youWe know we’re biased, but we’re pretty sure the best teenagers in the world attend YEA Camp! We say this because Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a leadership camp for teens who want to make our world a better place, and, well, let’s just say not every teenager wants to spend their summer this way. Our campers do! Learn more about these inspiring young change-makers, and please show your support in their fundraising efforts to attend YEA Camp!

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Winter is a committed animal advocate and has raised almost half of her $500 goal. She gives 4 big reasons to attend YEA Camp, including saying,”I would like to help kids at school understand why I do not support certain companies, such as Coca-Cola and Nike and Adidas because of their treatment of people, animals and the environment. I would like people to consider the facts – I’m not going to force them.” Learn more and help her get to camp!

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Twelve-year-old Raven is passionate about helping animals and addressing bullying. (She’s also Winter’s sister!) “By sponsoring me, it would help me learn to give animals the equal rights they deserve…. If you help me get to this camp, I will learn how to solve bullying without making the victim, or the bully feel bad.” She’s a quarter of the way toward her $500 goal. Help sponsor her here!

SUCCESS! Rylee’s family, friends, and a very kind mom from a camper from last year have helped Rylee achieve her fundraising goal!

Twelve-year-old Rylee writes “I have a passion for animal rights, I Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 6.45.42 PMhave been a vegetarian for 3 years, and I’m working on being vegan. My mom says that’s quite an accomplishment because I’m only 12 years old and I live in an area where the first day of hunting season is a holiday and all the local schools are closed. I am proud of myself for advocating for animals and choosing a cruelty free lifestyle, but I often feel as if I’m the only kid in the world that cares about animals. I am looking forward to attending the Animal Advocacy program at YEA Camp this August because I hope to meet other kids like me, but I need your help! I am hoping to raise at least $300 so I can attend the Animal Advocacy program.” GO RYLEE!

10898006_670330613084526_2499102910469868192_n-5535d7a7e65fbSUCCESS! Ashley raised her goal of $300 from family members contributing towards her YEA Camp scholarship fund! She writes, “Since I was in elementary school I have been trying to make a difference but I have found I lack the tools and skills to really accomplish my goals. By attending YEA Camp I will be able to learn new skills, meet people who are as passionate about making a change as I am, and gain life long memories.” GO ASHLEY!

lexiSUCCESS! A generous mom of a camper last year funded Lexi’s scholarship fund!

Lexi is an incredibly committed advocate for a better experience for youth in Portland, working with the Multnomah Youth Commission to address inequities due to race, class, gender, and age discrimination, and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance to improve youth transportation options.

“I’m so excited to go to YEA camp this summer!” Lexi said. “I received a donation of $280 that will send me to camp. I don’t know the person who donated to me but I am incredibly grateful! It’s so amazing to know that people we don’t know can be so inspired by what youth are doing to create change in their communities that they would donate to send people like me to camp.”

Thank you so much for supporting these inspiring young changemakers! Your tax-deductible donation lets them know that you believe in them and enables us to offer financial aid to more campers.

We’ll be highlighting other amazing campers’ fundraising pages between now and camp here, so check back for updates. And if you know a teen who would love YEA Camp, please send them to to find out more. Summer is almost here!

About YEA Camp

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a summer camp for social change. Our life-changing leadership camp trains 12-17 year-olds to make a difference on a cause they care about. Since 2009, our weeklong overnight camps have helped more than 500 teens from all over the country get active in their community or school on causes like climate change, racism, LGBTQ rights, animal rights, bullying and more. Find out more and register to join us at
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