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Young Worker Leadership Academy

Raised toward our $6,000 Goal
38 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Thank You!!!

November 08, 2016

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $3,905 for the Young Worker Leadership Academy (YWLA), which represents 65% of our goal. With these funds we will be able to cover hotel accomadations and transportation/parking, bringing our final two teams to the YWLA in Berkeley, CA this January 2017. We will also be able to cover student stipends for these teens.

Once again thank you for supporting the YWLA. It's only project of its kind in California—young workers do not learn about workplace issues from other sources, and youth need to lead the way to ensure that they do!     

We will be in touch about any donor perks you've selected over the next several months. In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact Kelsie Scruggs with any questions or comments.

Many thanks,

Kelsie, Diane, Joselyn, & Kiran

10 Hours Left!

October 31, 2016

Today is the LAST DAY of our crowdfunding campaign for the Young Worker Leadership Academy (YWLA)! With your support, we have raised 63% of our $6,000 goal. It's not too late to spread the word about our campaign by sharing the link to our page or sending an email to just three of your connections. 

If we reach our $6,000 goal, we will be able to fully fund all of our teams — travel, hotel, meeting space, stipends. Again, thank you so much for your support!



7 Days Left!

October 25, 2016

A big thank you to all of our donors! We have raised just over $2,000 for the Young Worker Leadership Academy. Now we have a 7-day push until October 31st. Thank you for helping support California youth, so they can learn more about their own rights and make a difference in their home communities.


Past Project Highlight: 

Team LA Works from Irwindale, CA developed presentations to reach youth and employers of youth in their community. The team presented at an LA Works event, at two local high schools to teens, and to the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce. They shared messages about protecting the health and safety of young workers and awareness of Labor Laws, reaching 75 youth and 15 adults in the community. 

Thanks for supporting YWLA efforts like this!


30% of our goal has been funded

October 17, 2016

Woohoo! Thanks to our wonderful donors we have just reached 30% of our goal! 

As you may know, the Young Worker Leadership Academy (YWLA) not only better prepares youth for the workforce, but introduces them to a university campus, builds their leadership skills, as well as confidence speaking up and out! We asked youth from the 2016 academy what they learned from the YWLA, here's what two teens said:

  • "The student voice panel was the best thing that ever happened to me. Hearing about these students’ experience and their advice help me rethink my future. I learned to be bigger and believe in myself." 
  • "Not to be afraid to say no when it comes to your manager, for example if they want you to stay after your actual hours you can say no." 

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With gratitude,

Kelsie, Diane, Joselyn, & Kiran



Our way
of Thanking You


Social Media Shoutout

Social Media Shoutout

10 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2016


Picture of the YWLA 2017 Group

We will email you with a picture of the YWLA 2017 group that you helped support!

10 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2017


Electronic Thank You Card

Electronic Thank You Card with signatures from the YWLA Participants

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2017


Personalized Thank You Picture

We will send you a personalized Thank You, a picture of YWLA youth you supported holding up a sign thanking you, or your organization!

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2017


Personlaized Thank You Video

We will send you a special thank you video from the teens you helped attend the 2017 YWLA! Organizations that contribute $500 or more will be acknowledged on the website and YWLA promotional materials.

0 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2017


YWLA Team Cookie Event

You will receive an invitation to the YWLA Community Project Pitch Cookie & Punch Event! It's held on the last day of the YWLA when teams deliver their community project pitches. Organizations that contribute $500 or more will be acknowledged on the website and YWLA promotional materials.

1 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017
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