My name is Rylee and I live in a small town in Pennsylvania. I have a passion for animal rights, I have 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. YEA Camp will be held at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in New York and I can't tell you how excited I am about this! I have always wanted to volunteer at an animal sanctuary and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to finally do this! I feel this program will give me the skills I need to make a difference for animals, for people, and for the world! Please help me reach my goal!
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