The "roots" of all 3 internship experiences are RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, and RESILIENCE. These foundational values apply to the Self, the Team, and the Environment, and are integrated into every aspect of the program.

Teens Grow Greens expects that all interns will abide by these principles throughout their time in the program, whether during work or outside of work.  Monthly check-ins (called "Growth Talks") help ensure that students continue to grow, even through setbacks and struggle.