3 GOALS

The "branches" of our experience are HEALTHY LIVING, LEADERSHIP, and SELF-EFFICACY.

The Healthy Living goal encompasses both personal health and the health of the environment. The Leadership & Entrepreneurship training gives Teens Grow Greens interns valuable communication, critical thinking, and business skills through team building and community service.  And the Self-Efficacy goal helps grow interns’ confidence and strength of belief in their own abilities.

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    Interns will

    • Understand how food impacts the mind, body, and spirit

    • Understand how healthy people learn better

    • Understand the difference between different kinds of foods (e.g., processed vs. raw)

    • Understand how to grow and cook food

    • Understand Food Justice issues

    • Make informed decisions about how to improve their health

    • Become more self-aware of changes due to their diet

    • Become teachers and advocates of healthy living

  • LEADERSHIP

    Interns will

    • Identify leadership qualities

    • Recognize their strengths and weaknesses and build them

    • Learn from failure

    • Learn valuable communication, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship skills, including

      • How to identify problems and create solutions

      • How to effectively budget time and money

      • What tools are necessary to be and stay employable

      • Set goals and hold themselves accountable

    • Experience personal success

    • Teach leadership to their peers and their communities

  • SELF-EFFICACY

    Interns will

    • Gain confidence and strength of belief in their own abilities to succeed

    • Gain an improved sense of self-worth and self-esteem

    • Gain an overall improved self-awareness and growth mindset through

      • Pre- and post-activity/program surveys and reflections

      • "Roses & Thorns" with teammates

      • Monthly check-ins with staff

      • Formal "Straight Talks" every two weeks

      • Two formal performance reviews

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