Youth Achieve

Youth Achieve 2022-01-18T12:29:29-05:00

Youth Achieve

Want to keep the magic of summer camp alive all year round? Through Youth Achieve, children and teens with epilepsy can remain active members of their local community, and keep in touch with camp friends, no matter the season!

Youth Achieve is the EFEPA’s way of keeping our camp community involved and engaged with quarterly in-person events throughout Eastern Pennsylvania to raise awareness, keep youth connected to their support networks, build friendships, have fun, and assist the Foundation in our mission to end epilepsy. In addition to our in-person events, we’ll periodically host virtual events to help youth stay connected with friends no matter where they live!

In addition to having fun, what will Youth Achieve members do?

  • Create opportunities for youth leadership and networking
  • Apply personal skills and interests to create real world experiences
  • Make a difference in the lives of people with epilepsy
  • Serve as representatives for local EFEPA events
  • Learn more about epilepsy and what others are doing to help
  • Reach out to key political leaders about the importance of epilepsy awareness

Youth Achieve is your way to show Pennsylvania, and the world, what the power of youth can do!

Still have questions? For more information on how to get involved, please contact our Camp & Community Outreach Coordinator, Andrew Chmielowiec at achmielowiec@efepa.org and (215) 629-5003 x103.

Upcoming In-Person Events

Upcoming Virtual Events

Camp Achieve Reunion (To Be Held Virtually)
Saturday, January 22, 2022 – 12:30 to 2:30pm
Virtual on Zoom

How about a little slice of summer camp, right in the middle of winter? All past Camp Achieve campers and counselors, and their families, are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun, games, team building, and trips down memory lane. We’ll relive camp favorites, learn about upcoming EFEPA events, and see what our friends have been up to since August!

Please, note that the reunion has moved from an in-person event to a virtual one, due to the current state of COVID-19 in our area. Because of this switch, a camp-related in-person event will be held in the Spring. More details on this make-up event will be announced soon!

To RSVP to the reunion, and receive the Zoom meeting information, please register here.


Camp Achieve Youth Planning Committee
Once Monthly on a Saturday/Sunday in May, June, and, July (Time of Day TBD)
Virtual on Zoom

Interested in helping to plan some of the events, games, and activities at Camp Achieve this summer? Campers ages 13-17 are invited to help EFEPA staff and camp counselors plan a summer of fun!

The Camp Achieve Youth Planning Committee will meet 3 times on a weekend, once monthly in May, June, and July to talk about what makes camp so great and how we can make it even better.

For questions or more information, please contact Andrew Chmielowiec at camp@efepa.org or (215) 629-5003 x103.

To sign-up for the Camp Achieve Youth Planning Committee, please RSVP here.


The Next Step Programs- Epilepsy Transition Social Groups
Wednesdays, January 19th to May 4th, 2022 from 6 to 7pm
Virtually on Zoom

Youth Achieve is proud to partner with The Next Step Programs for their upcoming Epilepsy Transition Social Group!

TSG Epilepsy is a program that is designed to support teens, ages 14-17 (or those within high school) living with epilepsy. Through the course of these 16-weeks, we will cultivate an environment in which participants can feel open to sharing personal experiences they have gone through in regards to living with Epilepsy. Additionally, TSG Epilepsy is a place for teens to learn more about what they need to be aware of as they are transitioning out of high school living with Epilepsy. To register, or for more information about The Next Step Programs and their Transition Social Group, please visit The Next Step website. Financial assistance available upon request.

Upcoming Hybrid Events

Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA – Transition Workshop Webinar Series

April 2022 – Dates & Times TBD

Hybrid Format – In-Person & Virtual Workshops Available

(In-Person Locations TBD)

The EFEPA is proud to announce the return of the Transition Workshop Webinar Series in April 2022! 

Youth and young adults ages 12-25 living with epilepsy and their families are invited to join us in April for the four-week webinar series, which will cover topics in Medical & Healthcare Transitions, Higher Education, Employment & Vocational Training, and Independence & Self Care. Each Workshop will feature professionals and experts in their field speaking to the challenges that transition-age youth and young adults face. For more information, please contact EFEPA Camp & Community Outreach Coordinator, Andrew Chmielowiec, at (215) 629-5003 x103 or achmielowiec@efepa.org.

For more information, please contact Andrew Chmielowiec at achmielowiec@efepa.org or (215) 629-5003 x 103.