Teens Speak Out for Safety on the Job


Since 2005, over 150 enthusiastic young people from throughout California have attended one of our Young Worker Leadership Academies (YWLAs) on workplace health and safety. The YWLA is a fun, activity-packed, all-expense-paid leadership training for teens. It prepares teams of teens to go back to their communities and create an education, policy, or media project that promotes workplace safety for young people. Because the YWLA can serve as a model for similar efforts, we have prepared this new booklet, Teens Speak Out for Safety on the Job, to explain how the YWLA works. It describes, step by step, how we plan and carry out the YWLA and what lessons we have learned.



  • For more information on the Young Worker Leadership Academies, click here.