Where Are They Now?
About Huckleberry Wellness Academy (HWA)
The Huckleberry Wellness Academy is a college and career access program located in Marin County that prepares 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
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 HWA. 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 also take part in hands-on activities while on the tours. Oftentimes, the college tour guides are HWA alumni!
Huckleberry Wellness Academy Alumni are attending: