About the Program

 The Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens is a paid internship and hands-on learning experience in which youth gain job skills through learning about environmental justice and gardening with a small group of peers.

Serving youth of color and low income youth ages 14-19, the BEETs Program meets in the Western Addition and holds sessions both indoors in our classroom, and outdoors in our learning gardens. Youth are compensated with a pay increase available if they choose to return as a Leadership Crew member the following year.

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The 2023 – 2024 school year cohort is underway! Look for our summer 2024 application in May.

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"Beets is way too much good fun; A reliable and job preparation program is a ticket that every high-schooler should take when presented, take it from me."  🎓

-Sincere, BEETs Intern, 2023-2024 school year

"BEETs has provided me a safe space and community - I learned about food injustice while making fond memories with people I deeply care about." 🌱

-Hillary, BEETs Intern, 2023-2024 school year