As soon as I learned about the Youth Empowered Action -YEA- Camp, I knew that I wanted to go. Not just because it is a fun camp, and I would make friends etc., but because this is an opportunity for me to turn my passions into actions and discover my true potential. You see, I am about to be a high school senior and am choosing my major and college, making many important decisions. I may not be sure where my life will take me, but I know that I want to make a difference in this world. I want to make an impact. I am passionate about the environment and human and animal rights, and I want to increase awareness about how large of an issue these are. The outlook may look grim, with poverty, hunger, suffering, pollution and global warming but it doesn't have to be! We can't look to the grown ups to make all of the decisions, we-the next generation-are the future. If we want change it's up to us! All we need is that first step.
I believe that YEA Camp will help me take that first step. To help me find out what I can do, help me get started on working towards these causes, help me align my passions with a college major and career path, and help me to make a difference in the world.
Will you help me get there?
For more info on YEA Camp, check out yeacamp.org