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Five Ways You Can Promote Youth Voice

If you work with or support positive youth development organizations, you’ve probably heard the phrase “youth voice” before. If you’re new to Camp Fire or the PYD movement, you could be wondering what the shorthand means…besides the obvious. You’re right… Read More >

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Camp Fire to Expand Teen Leadership Programs and Amplify Youth Voice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 24, 2019 $125,000 Investment from The Hearst Foundations Will Expand Camp Fire’s Teen Leadership Programs and Amplify Youth Voice Kansas City, MO. – The Hearst Foundations have invested $125,000 in national youth development organization, Camp Fire,… Read More >

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What Youth Voice Means to Us

At Camp Fire, youth voice is a part of everything we do. We would not be Camp Fire without it. In order for youth to thrive now, our program staff and volunteers need to know the power of youth voice.… Read More >

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Youth Voice, Upcoming Walkouts, Marches, & Your Role

Teens make their way through a team-building obstacle course

From our beginning, Camp Fire has supported and encouraged youth voice. We know that for kids and teens to really thrive, we must invest in who they are right here and right now – not just their future potential. Part… Read More >

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The Death of 17 Innocents, and the Youth Who are Lifting Their Voices

A Message from Cathy Tisdale, Camp Fire National Headquarters President & CEO: I don’t know about you, but I was heartened, encouraged, and not at all surprised by the brave responses of the students who survived the Feb. 14 shootings… Read More >

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How Camp Fire Staff Build Youth-Driven Programs

Camp Fire is both for young people and created by young people. This isn’t just aspirational: Our commitment to youth voice is carried out in very practical ways by thousands of Camp Fire staff at the program level.  Here are… Read More >

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Engage Your Family: Talking Race, Racism, & Anti-Racism With Youth K-12

artist nikkolas smith

We know you agree: young people are amazing. We believe they shape the world (no matter their age) and it’s our job to be with them on a journey to self-discovery and lift their voice. How do we do that?… Read More >

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National Youth Advisory Cabinet

    Camp Fire’s National Youth Advisory Cabinet is a group of young people that regularly advises our National Leadership Team, which includes, the President & CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, and Director of Marketing and Communications. Including… Read More >

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Camp Fire Partners with Movie The Call of the Wild to Encourage Youth to Get in Nature and Focus on Environmental Stewardship

  Camp Fire announces it is partnering with the upcoming film The Call of the Wild, in theatres February 21, which will encourage young people to get outside and care for the environment. In the excitement for the film’s release… Read More >

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