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Foodwise Teens

The Foodwise Teens program is currently on hiatus during shelter-in-place. 

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.

We will be accepting applications for the 2020 Spring Semester After-School Program in September. Download the application for your school to apply!

School brochures are available upon request. Contact Tessa Kappe at for more info. 

Internship Dates

Foodwise Teens will be offered in four sessions throughout the year. Check back for details on future application dates.

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

For Educators

Through the Foodwise Teens program, students will:

  • Build life and job skills
  • Grow, make and sell their own fruits, vegetables, and food products
  • Eat good food!

Download the Foodwise Teens Fact Sheet »

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 Education Manager Tessa Kappe at [email protected] or 415.291.3276 x105.



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