BENEFITING: EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE INC
EVENT DATE: Jul 05, 2014
I need your help! I am a freshman in high school trying to make a difference in the world and in my life.
I am trying to raise funds to attend the Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp in July. This is a youth leadership camp that educates and empowers us to make positive changes in the world.
I am very excited about this opportunity and hope that you can help me reach my fundraising goal to attend this camp!
Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a unique and inspiring summer leadership program for youth 12-17 who want to make a difference in the world. At a week-long sleep-away program in a beautiful camp setting, YEA campers choose an issue of importance to them (for example, some have chosen climate change, racism, homophobia, homelessness, or animal rights) and they build the knowledge, skills, confidence, and community to take action on that issue once they get home. Campers also build lifelong friendships between youth with similar interests in bettering their community and society. Youth who have participated in our programs report that the camp was one of the most fun, memorable and life-changing experiences they have had, and, with YEA’s support, many have gone on to start school clubs, plan fundraisers for nonprofits, organize a call-in to Congress, and attend hearings to comment about important community issues. Check out our website www.yeacamp.org to learn more about this unique program.