Meaningful, green jobs for Oakland youth
The Fall 2016 WOW Farm Internship is full. Check back in December to apply for the winter internship.
The WOW Farm Youth Program uses urban farm spaces in West Oakland as production sites and classrooms for a business run by youth under the mentorship of experienced entrepreneurs, educators and farmers. The business produces and delivers organically-produced root vegetables, leaf vegetables, herbs and flowers to local restaurants.
Game Theory Academy’s objectives for the WOW Farm Youth Program are to: offer meaningful, paid job training to teens in West Oakland, provide youth with a hands-on practicum in business management and sustainable organic farming that they can apply to future business and leadership opportunities, build an investment among Oakland restaurants in the social values associated with the produce they serve, and pilot and evaluate a model for urban farming that leverages the talents and energy of youth residents to boost the local economy.