Youth Program

Game Theory Academy (GTA) and West Oakland Woods (WOW) Farm offer local high school students a three-month intensive internship, where they will learn about sustainable farming, ecology, leadership, and small business operations.  

Launched in 2012, The WOW Farm Youth Entrepreneurship Program uses urban gardens as a classroom for teaching youth how to run a business, under the mentorship of experienced entrepreneurs, educators and farmers. The business produces and delivers organically-produced root vegetables, leaf vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

The WOW Farm Youth Entrepreneurship Program’s objectives are to:

  • Offer meaningful, paid employment to teens in West Oakland.
  • Provide youth associates with a hands-on practicum in business management and sustainable organic farming which they can apply to future business and leadership opportunities in their community.
  • Support Oakland businesses that invest in the social values associated with the food and flowers they sell.
  • Promote a model for urban farming that leverages the talents and energy of young residents to boost the local economy.

You can support the youth at WOW Farm! Donate here.

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