What can I do?
Start an awareness campaign!
An awareness campaign in your community could involve the following possible components:
- A media campaign
- A city resolution in support of Safe Jobs for Youth Month.
- Recruiting teens to participate in the Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest or PSA Contest.
- Display case at schools or libraries.
Antioch Public Library display:
Activities for schools
- Have teachers teach about health and safety in their classes.
- Hold lunch parties, health fairs, and assemblies, with workplace focus.
- Display Safe Jobs for Youth Month Posters.
- Distribute Educational Bookmarks (Example.)
- Use the Resource Kit to teach about health and safety or organize other educational activities.
Activities for employer groups
- Include information on child labor laws and training young workers in employer newsletters
- Highlight best practices of “good” youth employers
- Work with local summer jobs programs to help recruit employers and highlight health and safety
- Bring a Health and Safety speaker to your local business meeting
Activities for job training programs
- Highlight health and safety in recruitment outreach, job fairs
- Seek city council resolutions supporting safe jobs for youth
- Offer workshops for participating employers
Activities for parents
- Plan presentations at PTA meetings, churches
- Include information on child labor laws and health and safety issues in newsletters (PTA, churches, other parent organizations)
Activities for labor organizations
- Offer speakers to schools to address health and safety issues Place an article in the union newsletter
- Make a presentation at a union meeting
- Distribute information to teen members
Resources and Activities Hosted by the California Partnership
- Young Worker Leadership Academy Activities. This year, teams of youth from six California communities who attended one of our Young Worker Leadership Academies will be conducting outreach and educational activities during Safe Jobs for Youth Month. These will include school and community workshops, surveys of working teens, and development of videos and PSAs. For more information, contact Joselyn Delgado or Diane Bush.
- Resource Kits for Teachers
The California Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety has created Resource Kits for community action on young worker health and safety. See below for information on how to order.
- Teen Poster Contest
The California Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety holds an annual Teen Poster Contest, with up to 200 entries statewide. Check back in September for information about next year’s Teen Poster Contest.
- General Educational Outreach and Publicity
All of the members of the California Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety participate by posting information on their websites, and distributing factsheets to teens and employers.
How can I spread the word?
We will publicize your local event!
If you are publicizing or holding an event during Safe Jobs for Youth Month in your school or community, contact Joselyn Delgado and we’ll publicize it here!