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YWLA 2013


What is the Young Worker Leadership Academy?

The YWLA is a fun, interactive, all-expense paid, 3-day leadership training on workplace safety, rights, and responsibilities. It introduces participants to service strategies (policy, education, media), and provides a forum for youth to plan service learning projects for their schools and communities to promote positive, safe employment for youth.

Apply as a team for the 2014 YWLA:

  • Come to a fun, activity-packed 3-day leadership training for youth on job health and safety.
  • To sign up, form a team of 4 young people (ages 14-17).  You’ll work with your team to create a community project or event to promote safe jobs for youth during May 2014. Your team must have an adult advisor who will come with you.
  • You’ll get an all-expenses-paid 2-night stay at a hotel plus a $50 stipend.
  • Your team should complete and send in the application by November 1, 2013
  • Please e-mail application to: OR mail to:

    Donna Iverson
    Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley
    2223 Fulton Street, 4th Floor
    Berkeley, CA 94720-5120


Sponsors and Partners

The Young Worker Leadership Academy is a collaboration of the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHWSC), the University of California, Berkeley's Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP), the University of California, Los Angeles' Labor Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH) Program, and the California Center for Civic Participation. It is part of the statewide Worker Occupational Safety adn Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP) administered by CHSWC. Over the years, the YWLA has also been supported by generous donations from: the California Federation of Teachers, the California Teachers Association, the Gordon, Edelstein, & Krepack (GEK) Law firm, Laborers International Union of North America, Pacific Compensation Insurance Company, the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5.



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