SUSTAINABLE YOUTH INTERNSHIPS

Earth Team mission is to create innovative high school after-school systems that use project-based experiential education, skills development and the building of community connections to empower youth to become our future environmental leaders, scientists and stewards.

Each year our program lowers socio-economic and cultural barriers to offer to 150 youth new opportunities to engage in work-based learning internships. Our team of professional educators works with multiple site partners to deliver a curriculum emphasizing multiple off-campus and hands-on learning activities. Earth Team has received the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) in the environmental justice category and it has endorsed by the public high schools superintendents in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.


We work with a dozen Title 1 public high schools to present and recruit paid interns for our program. More than 75% of our interns come from low-income families with access to the free lunch program (annual incomes below $40,000). Over 85% are youth of color from communities that live in areas with high unemployment and low education.


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SUSTAINABLE YOUTH INTERNSHIPS

Earth Team mission is to create innovative high school after-school systems that use project-based experiential education, skills development and the building of community connections to empower youth to become our future environmental leaders, scientists and stewards.

Each year our program lowers socio-economic and cultural barriers to offer to 150 youth new opportunities to engage in work-based learning internships. Our team of professional educators works with multiple site partners to deliver a curriculum emphasizing multiple off-campus and hands-on learning activities. Earth Team has received the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) in the environmental justice category and it has endorsed by the public high schools superintendents in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.


We work with a dozen Title 1 public high schools to present and recruit paid interns for our program. More than 75% of our interns come from low-income families with access to the free lunch program (annual incomes below $40,000). Over 85% are youth of color from communities that live in areas with high unemployment and low education.


OUR PROGRAM