CommunityGrows is seeking Adult Volunteers to serve as positive role models and mentors for our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated & Employable Teens) Program, a positive youth development program that provides opportunities for urban teenagers in San Francisco to build the professional skills necessary for successful future employment and careers, using the environment and “green jobs” as context.
ABOUT CommunityGrows CommunityGrows, a project of the Tides Center, is an environmental education non-profit serving high-needs youth, especially those living in public housing in San Francisco. Youth acquire the necessary skills to live a healthy life through garden education, nutritious cooking and eating, and green job training. We are based in the Western Addition and partner with elementary schools and numerous youth serving organizations to meet our mission.
BEETS, a green job training program of CommunityGrows, serves 30 at-risk teens each year. BEETS gain experience working in community gardens and parks, designing and building gardens, learn basic garden maintenance, and assist with CommunityGrows garden education classes for school aged youth. BEETS also attend job readiness and environmental education workshops to gain exposure to future career paths and opportunities.
We are actively seeking Adult Volunteers to serve as positive role models and mentors for our teens. Our next Session begins January 29, 2013 and goes through April 30, 2013.
Attached please find a BEETS Program Volunteer Description. Please spread widely.
CommunityGrows actively seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our Western Addition community and who will be role models for our youth. For more information about this Volunteer Opportunity, please contact:
Lisa Drogin, BEETS Program Manager