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:
- Training in Health Education
- Internship placements
- Weekly meetings to discuss emerging community and global health issues
- 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
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 415.386.9398 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.