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Foodwise Teens

Foodwise Teens is a paid job training program where teens build skills to sustain healthy lives and a healthy planet. 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. Learn more about how our Foodwise Teens program has been adapted during the pandemic.

For Students: Spring ‘22 Applications are now open!

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

Click here to apply for the Spring ‘22 semester. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 19 at 10:00 pm » 

To learn more and download the Foodwise Teens program overview, click here »

Have questions? Contact CUESA’s Education Manager at [email protected].

Internship Dates (Spring 2022)

Foodwise Teens offers three paid sessions throughout the year, and applications open 6 weeks before each session start date. 

  • Fall 2021 Semester After-School Program: September through December (10 week program)
  • Spring 2022 Semester After-School Program: March through May (10 week program)
  • Summer 2022 Fellowship: July through August (8 week program)

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

View the Foodwise Teens Distance Learning Spring 2021 program overview to learn more about the program.

For more information or to schedule a recruitment presentation for your students, please contact CUESA’s Education Program Manager at [email protected].

Learn more about Foodwise Teens

Launched in January 2019, Foodwise Teens builds on eight years of success in CUESA’s Schoolyard to Market program, while taking our youth programming to the next level. 



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