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Foodwise Teens

Launched in January 2019, Foodwise Teens is a paid job training program where teens build skills to sustain healthy lives and a healthy planet. Building on eight years of success in CUESA’s Schoolyard to Market program, Foodwise Teens transforms CUESA’s youth programming and takes it to the next level. Students learn about food justice, develop job skills, and get hands-on experience in the garden, in the kitchen, and at the farmers market, while getting paid for their work.

For Students

Foodwise Teens is for high school students, ages 14 to 18. Our current partner schools in San Francisco are The Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer, John O’Connell High School, and Mission High School.

Internship Dates

Foodwise Teens is be offered in three sessions throughout the year, and applications open 6 weeks before each session start date. 

  • Spring 2021 Semester After-School Program: March through May (PAID)
  • Summer 2021 Fellowship: June through July (PAID)
  • Fall 2021 Semester After-School Program: September through November (PAID)

Want to Learn More or Bring Foodwise Teens to Your School? Contact Us!

For more information or to schedule a recruitment presentation for your students, please contact CUESA’s Foodwise Programs Coordinator, Anisha Rathod, at [email protected] or 415.291.3276 x105.

Learn more about Foodwise Teens

VIDEO: Foodwise Teens

Foodwise Teens Prepares Youth for a Future in Food

Opportunuties to Grow, We All Need Them




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