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Encampers translate their EFC experience into action in their home communities.
Once I got back to school, I was a lot more engaged and aware. I was more outspoken, which allowed my classmates to hear differing ideas, which is a positive for Utah. I tried to make a few changes at my school, but didn’t get far without the support of the principal and teachers. I have definitely engaged in more protests and marches. Even though I live in a small town, we have little marches that make a way into the news for our local senators and representatives. Along with that, I went to the Youth Action Summit in Memphis with some Encampers. I know that I can make a bigger difference that will impact many more people. Grace Cole, UT, 2017  (from left: Sarah, Favio, Grace, Jada, Ryan).   
I’ve been a part of protests at Wesleyan that centered around fighting the Trump administration; the deportation of immigrants that have come to Middletown; and helping the womyn of color at Wesleyan and beyond to feel safe and supported on campus. I always try to stay involved in the queer community, so I marched for pride. Not sure how many people I've affected, but even if it's one person, I'd be happy and proud of myself. Leo Jean Palmer, MA, 2016 (front of photo).   
 
EFC alums of all ages: We want to hear from you! You can help us grow by sharing how you are using your EFC experience in the world.

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When I got back from the Encampment, I started the “Tigers with Social Justice Club” at my high school. We would talk about topics and things happening in our community and how they affected us. We also did a lot of community volunteering and we organized fundraisers to get everyone involved. Jasmin Ruiz, CA, 2016 
Due to many requests, we have extended the 2019 application deadline to March 4. There is still time for a young person (1518) who is passionate about social justice to apply!

The Encampment for Citizenship prepares young people to be informed and responsible global citizens and leaders in the struggle for social justice. Encampers (ages 15–18) of different ethnic, religious, gender identity, geographic and economic backgrounds live and learn together, creating a diverse democratic community inspired and prepared to create a more just world. 

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