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.

Our 2024 Summer Cohort is currently taking place! Check back for our 2024-2025 application.

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We are always looking for ways to enhance our BEETs interns’ experiences by inviting guest speakers or collaborating with other community organizations. If you would like to collaborate with our BEETs program, kindly fill out this interest form.


"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