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Youth at Work

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What Would You Do? | Captions File

In 2007, high school seniors Kendra Cook and Danielle Shoshani created this short video and posted it onto social networking sites like YouTube and MySpace, as part of a month-long internship at the EEOC-San Francisco District working on the agency's Youth@Work Initiative, a campaign to ensure positive first work experiences for teens.

"Our goal is not only to make young workers aware of their rights, but also to give them the resources to stand up for those rights," stated Cook.

Shoshani said, "When you learn about the EEOC cases involving young workers, it makes you want to make sure it doesn't happen again to other teens... and it makes you glad the EEOC is fighting for our rights."