Sprout Out! is a paid after-school job readiness program for San Franciscan high-school youth looking to effect positive change in their communities through food justice, ecological gardening, and cooking. This 60-hour per semester position meets twice a week at the June Jordan School for Equity Farm & Kitchen, and at Mission Community Market. Participants will cook meals for cohort and community events, participate in hands-on farming activities and work at the farmer’s market booth at Mission Community Market selling JJSE grown plants, flowers, and products.

Join and learn:

  • The fundamentals of ecological urban agriculture;

  • Basic cooking skills and how to prepare meals using ingredients from the garden;

  • To develop job-readiness skills: resume writing, interview training, non-violent communication, work ethic, team building;

  • To increase financial capacity: open checking and savings accounts, set savings-goals, understand taxes and financial systems;

  • Entrepreneurial basics: farmers’ market management, marketing, customer service, public speaking, product development; and

  • How to advocate for equity in the food system.


  • Applications open until September 13th, 2019

  • 8 open positions

  • Programming is held in the June Jordan School for Equity Community Farm & Kitchen in the Excelsior.


Schedule is September 9th – December 13th;

Every Monday 3:30 - 5:30

Every Thursday 3:00 - 7:00, on rotation at Mission Community Market

Participants must be San Francisco residents enrolled in high-school. This is an hourly position, $15.59/hour.  

Desired Skill & Experience

  • An interest in gardening, social/environmental justice, food justice/sovereignty, entrepreneurship, and cooking

  • Demonstrated responsibility, commitment and initiative in a job, school, or other project

  • Strong oral communication skills or a strong desire to improve and develop these skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently


  • This programs aims to cultivate an environment that is nourishing, non-threatening, and inclusive for all. Participants are expected uphold Urban Sprouts’ policies and to respectfully interact with other humans, animals, and the earth. 


For application assistance or questions please contact, Adriana Blanco at 415-595-2350 or adriana@urbansprouts.org.

APPLICATION DUE BY September 13TH, 2019

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