Winter von Kohler via Crowdrise
February 24, 2015
My name is Winter, and I'm raising $500 to go to YEA camp to develop my leadership and activism skills, so that I can better advocate for animals (and people!).
As a vegan, I feel like no one understands my ethical motivations, and whenever I try to convey them they are still confused. I want to help the world by spreading veganism, or at least be able to convince my science teacher, so he will not say that “it is impossible for a human to be an herbivore.”
I would also 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.
I would love to meet more people who care about the future and the animals. I only know six people who are boycotting certain food chains like me, (McDonalds, KFC, and so forth) and who do not support the terrible wages and practices of companies like Walmart.
Last, but not least, I’m excited to meet the turkey my family sponsered as a Thanksgiving gift. Her name’s Victoria and she lives at the farm sanctuary where our camp session is meeting.
I thank you for your generous donations towards my cause, even if you didn't donate thank you for reading my page.
Youth Empowered Action wrote:
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.
YEA Camp is fiscally sponsored by Earth Island Instutite and all donations will be processed by them