Teen Programs

The importance of nutrition and STEM education doesn’t stop after elementary school and neither does GrowingGreat! Since 2015, our GrowingGreat Chefs program has reached teenagers in Downey, Inglewood and Lawndale. GrowingGreat empowers our teen cooks to make healthy choices and explore math and science in the kitchen through hands-on cooking classes. GrowingGreat Chefs are challenged to develop independence and even author their own cookbook. GrowingGreat also provides garden education for Environmental Career Academy students at Leuzinger High School, integrating mathematics, science and problem solving skills into a hands-on setting. Students explore intersectional concepts including symbiotic plant and human cycles, climate change and the historical context of agricultural practices. GrowingGreat Teen programs incorporate STEM and nutrition concepts into an inquiry-based format that challenges and inspires future leaders and innovators.