BEETs 2022 Summer Program Applications are now open!

The BEETs (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) is a paid internship program for teens and youth to learn about environmental justice and gardening, while gaining job skills in the process.

Learn more about the BEETs program, applicant eligibility, and more on our FAQ Page.

Application Deadline: Tuesday May 31st


Click here to apply
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Planting seeds, co-powering youth

Cultivating healthy youth through growing gardens in low-income, diverse communities

Our vision is that all youth are able to benefit from the joy and healing of nature-based outdoor education, and develop the tools, confidence and resources to navigate and challenge structural injustices.




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Since 1994, CommunityGrows has been planting seeds
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