The Huckleberry Wellness Academies are college and career access programs located in San Francisco and Marin Counties that prepare first generation college students for post-secondary education. Youth join the program in their sophomore year of high school and continue in the program through their first year of college.
Program Components Include:
- Internship placements
- Academic guidance and tutoring
- SAT/ACT preparation
- College tours
- Academic case management
- Assistance with college applications, as well as scholarship and financial aid applications
- Parent education and support
Internships and Career Development
Career exploration and exposure are woven into every year of HWA. In addition to meeting a wide variety of professionals during group workshops and field trips, HWA provides each student with an internship opportunity in a field of their interest. Through Huckleberry’s strong partnerships with Bay Area clinics, hospitals, and growing partnerships in other sectors, HWA matches each student with a high quality placement.
Internship sites have included: Aging Parents, Balboa Teen Health Center, Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area, Center for Domestic Peace, Center for Young Women’s Development, Ceres/Whistlestop, the Clincal Lab Department at UCSF Medical Center, Lift/LEVANTATE, Third Street Youth Clinic, Valencia Health Services, Marin Community Clinic, Kaiser Permanente’s KP LAUNCH Program, and Marin General Hospital.
Exposing youth to a wide range of post-secondary education options is a big component of the Huckleberry Wellness Academies in San Francisco and Marin. Students are taken on field trips to a variety of college campuses to give them a glimpse of what life in college may be like. They can also take part in hands-on activities while on the tours.
Huckleberry Wellness Academy (HWA) graduates have gone on to attend the following prestigious universities as the first in family to attend college: Brown University, Cal Poly Pomona, City College of San Francisco, College of Marin, Pitzer College, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma State, Sacramento State, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, and UC Irvine.
TO APPLY FOR THE HUCKLEBERRY WELLNESS ACADEMY (SF), FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW:
For more information about the Huckleberry Wellness Academy-San Francisco contact Vicky Valentine at 415.745.3524 or by email at email@example.com
TO APPLY FOR THE HUCKLEBERRY WELLNESS ACADEMY (MARIN), FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW:
For more information about the Huckleberry Wellness Academy-Marin, please contact Program Director Priscilla Miranda at 415.258.4944 or at firstname.lastname@example.org