Young Worker Leadership Academy 2016

Photo: The 2016 Young Worker’s Leadership Academy class
The 2016 Young Worker’s Leadership Academy class

LOHP and UCLA LOSH kicked off the 16th Young Worker Leadership Academy (YWLA), a three day leadership training for teens on workplace safety, rights, and responsibilities held in January in Berkeley, California.

Teams of teens came from all over California — Los Angeles, Patterson, Berkeley, Montebello, Santa Rosa, Reseda, and Clovis. These teens were armed with knowledge about their rights on the job, how to identify, problem-solve, and effectively address workplace health and safety hazards, as well as workplace violence prevention. These current and future young workers were also introduced to policy, education, and media strategies to help them go back to their communities and implement service learning projects that promote positive, safe employment for youth.

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This story originally appeared in the February 2016 LOHP Newsletter.

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