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2011 Return Summit
On June 25, 2011 TL@W and the teens from LEAPS reunited at 1199 SEIU to share the results of their community action plans.
It was an opportunity to share in the successes of each group and learn even more about how we can work together to keep young workers safe.
For the first time at a summit the peer leaders gave an additional training to the attending teens.
The shared the TL@W version of jeopardy which expanded upon the information the teens had learned at the original LEAPS conference and tested their knowledge of workplace health, safety and rights. After taking part in this additional training, the groups were ready to share what they had done.
The first group from Mission Safe created posters on both sexual harassment and workplace health and safety. They reached over 50 people at their local community center: the Toby Center!
A second group from mission safe presented on their vidoe project. They created a video about how workers can band together and report sexual harassment to the proper agencies (EEOC or MCAD). The video was uploaded to YouTube!
The teens working with the New Bedford CEDC displayed their poster focusing on removing hazards from the workplace. They also still had plans to record a public service announcement about sexual harassment both in English and Spanish.
The girls from Girls Inc. of Lynn presented the results of their workshop. They held a round robin event for about 30 teens focusing on the subjects of work etiquette, sexual harassment, and child labor laws. The worked closely with the North Shore Crisis Center on the project. They are hoping to make it an annual event!
And finally, the teens from Freedom House performed material from 4 skits on health and safety and sexual harassment they wrote and performed at Project Listen for over 50 people!
Overall it was another great event for the peer leaders at TL@W and for all the teens from LEAPS. We were amazed to see all the great work each group had done to reach out to their community and spread the message of safe and healthy workplaces for young workers. With each person that's educated, we hope that we are one step closer to our goal of never having another young person harassed, taken advantage of, or injured on the job.
Thanks to the 2011 LEAPS event we're one step closer to that goal. And hopefully you can join us next year! Until then . . .. PEACE OUT!