The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) is an environmental education and green-jobs training program of CommunityGrows. The BEETS is a stipend training program serving 18-24 at-risk teens a year, aged 15 to 19, and is located in San Francisco, California. The program supports youth to: acquire a core set of job readiness skills for the work force, specifically the green economy; cultivate leadership and interpersonal skills; and develop a commitment to environmental stewardship and food justice.
Take a look at this video which includes photos from the year and a video from the December graduation ceremony. The BEETS youth talked about highlights of the year and some of the staff, parents, and collaborators also spoke. Running time is under ten minutes. Enjoy!