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Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Academy!

November 17, 2011

YEA Academy is a free monthly Saturday workshop program for 12-17 year olds who want to make a difference in their community or the world. At YEA, participants will learn ways to bring about a change on social justice issues they care about, such as homophobia, climate change, racism, animal rights, or bullying. Their first program will be launching December 10 in Portland, OR, and will be expanding to other cities.

Like their flagship program, YEA Camp, YEA Academy's curriculum is based on four areas we feel are critical for activists to develop: knowledge, skills, confidence and community to take action on the issues that matter to them. From 11am-4pm one Saturday a month, youth have an opportunity to learn key skills like running an effective school club, fundraising, running a campaign, and arts activism - all while finding out about inspiring ways others are having an impact in their community, building self confidence, creating a plan to impact a societal problem, and making friends with other young change-makers.

YEA Academy is being run in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation. Spaces are limited, so please register early.

YEAA in Portland will be held on the following Saturdays from 11am to 4pm at the Mount Scott Community Center:

Please note: you must enter the course codes below to find the "Youth Empowerment" course at the Portland Parks and Rec registration website. Each Saturday is a separate registration, so you must register for each course code as a separate course. We recommend registration for all 4 courses, but if you can't do all 4, you are welcome to register for as many as you are able to attend.

December 10th, 2011 course # 365991
January 7th, 2012 course #365992
February 18th, 2012 course # 365993
March 10th, 2012 course # 365994

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Laura Carver, Portland Area Director at laura@yeacamp.org

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