BENEFITING: EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE INC
YEA (Youth Empowered Action) Camp is a one-of-a-kind summer camp for teens 12-17 years old who want to make the world a better place. Through workshops, videos, and discussions, they learn about current issues, find their passions, and come up with an action plan for after camp with their mentor (one of the staff members).
I was a camper last year and a counselor-in-training this year, and I can honestly say this camp is life-changing. Not only have I been become more caring, aware, passionate, and confident, but I have seen how other kids have changed, and it is truly unbelievable.
One of the many qualities that stands YEA apart from other camps is that we never turn a kid down because he or she can't pay the full cost. If we believe a particular kid has potential, we work with him or her on scholarships. Because of this, we have to make some adjustments (for example, lots of our food are donated by companies, and counselors are mostly volunteers).
I was a kid on scholarship last year, and I'm eternally grateful for that experience. Therefore, I have decided to set up this fundraiser so that other kids may be able to come to this amazing camp, and not have to worry about money. I have set my beginning goal for $1000, but I hope to raise more!
Thank you so much for looking at my fundraiser, and please donate anything you can give!
**I have not been asked by YEA camp to set this fundraiser up; this was entirely my idea**