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.

For Students: Spring 2023 Applications Are Now Open!

Foodwise Teens is offered for high school students in San Francisco at the following San Francisco Unified School District partner schools:

  • The Academy – San Francisco @ McAteer: Wednesdays (2:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
  • John O’Connell High School: Thursdays (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
  • Mission High School: Tuesdays (3:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Applications are currently open for the Spring 2023 semester. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 12, 2023:

Download the program overview here »

Questions? Contact Jasmine Chastine at

Program Schedule

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

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

Support Foodwise Teens

Foodwise is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and we rely on your support to offer this program free of charge to public high school students. Support future food leaders by volunteering, interning, or donating.

Learn More about Foodwise Teens

Launched in January 2019, Foodwise Teens builds on eight years of success in our Schoolyard to Market program, while taking our youth programming to the next level. Read articles, student quotes, and teacher testimonials: