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Join Us in the Ongoing Work of Democracy

Join Us in the Ongoing Work of Democracy

Join the newest Encampers, fellow alums and supporters for a one-of-a-kind EFC experience with local activists focused on civil and voting rights! Gathering near the end of the 2024 Encampment, we will reflect on the legacy of those who fought passionately to preserve voting rights and learn what inspires the next generation of changemakers — the 2024 Encampers.

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The Encampment taught me: You can do something about it and you need to!

The Encampment taught me: You can do something about it and you need to!

Why is the EFC important now? For the same reasons as then: to make young people aware, early in their lives, of what’s going on in the world beyond themselves — and do something about it. That’s what the Encampment taught me: You can do something about it and you need to! Vote, at least; pay attention so you can vote wisely. Speak up and help other people understand what’s going on in the world beyond their own daily dozen.

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Our next InterGen Café focuses on the 2024 Encampment

Our next InterGen Café focuses on the 2024 Encampment

We welcome alums and friends to a preview of this year’s summer program and InterGen Weekend. 

This year’s summer program site, Montgomery, Alabama, offers many immersive and vibrant learning opportunities within EFC’s unique approach to youth leadership development. Focusing on civil and voting rights, participants will be able to experience history in a meaningful way while  working with activists across generations. 

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Catching up with A’Shaela Chaires, EFC 2015

Catching up with A’Shaela Chaires, EFC 2015

We recently caught up with alum A’Shaela Chaires, who told us about her exciting work at Microsoft. We also referred back to an interview she did with Marquise Steward in 2020, where she reflected on her EFC experience.

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Join us to lift every voice!

Join us to lift every voice!

PFSP staff and interns, in collaboration with the Rio School District and participating local organizations, have created a video that takes a step-by-step approach to how to organize a compost tea party at your school or in your community. The Compost Tea Party, a collaborative event with the Rio School District and local community organizations that not only takes the first step in moving away from using pesticides on school grounds but also provides workshops on nature-based climate solutions, addressing both farmworker and family health, soil health and climate change.

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Announcing PFSP’s New Video

Announcing PFSP’s New Video

PFSP staff and interns, in collaboration with the Rio School District and participating local organizations, have created a video that takes a step-by-step approach to how to organize a compost tea party at your school or in your community. The Compost Tea Party, a collaborative event with the Rio School District and local community organizations that not only takes the first step in moving away from using pesticides on school grounds but also provides workshops on nature-based climate solutions, addressing both farmworker and family health, soil health and climate change.

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The InterGen Café: an informal discussion about the current conflict in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank

The InterGen Café: an informal discussion about the current conflict in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank

On February 25, 2024, the EFC Alum Outreach and Engagement Committee hosted an informal discussion about the current conflict in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank. The goal was to provide an opportunity for youth and adults in the EFC community to share their thoughts, feelings, questions, and perspectives. An intergenerational team of EFC alums imagined, created, and facilitated this forum, designed to allow people to speak openly in a safe environment about this difficult situation that affects us all.

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We Are Hiring for the 2024 Encampment

We Are Hiring for the 2024 Encampment

The Encampment is looking for two Residential, Wellness and Recreation Assistants who are passionate about social justice and experienced with adolescents in a residential setting for our youth leadership development summer program.

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The 2024 Encampment Application is Open

The 2024 Encampment Application is Open

We are offering a special information session on Zoom for young people interested in participating in EFC’s life-changing program:
Saturday, January 13, at 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT/ 12 p.m. MT/ 11 a.m PT.

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Eleanor Roosevelt with 1946 Encampers

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This program helped me grow a lot as a person.

… I learned to be more open-minded and obtained a different perspective on life. I have become more confident, and that’s something I really needed. I’m ready to go back to my community and be a leader. I am planning to create a club at my school that will provide career education and guidance toward reaching the level of education required.

Leah

2019 Encamper, Thessaloniki, Greece

We are strengthening democracy by creating community.