Huckleberry Wellness Academy

What is the Huckleberry Wellness Academy?
A unique three and half-year internship that supports students with college and career
planning, assists with college applications and offers the chance to work directly
with local health professionals. During Year 1, participants receive academic case
management and are trained part-time in health education topics from January–May.
For Year 2, participants are exposed to a wide variety of health careers and also take
part in a health internship. For Year 3, participants receive individualized help with
college applications and financial aid, and take part in a part time year-long clinical
internship. After graduating high school, alumni continue to receive case management
support to encourage a successful first year of college.

Who Should Apply?
Current sophomores who are interested in a health related career and who are
motivated to do better in school.
Ø Students whose parents/guardians did not attend college as well as those who
could use extra support and guidance.
Open minded, mature students who can commit to a long term program.

Why Should You Apply?
The Huckleberry Wellness Academy will teach you valuable job skills, help
prepare you for college and a well-paying career, and will allow you to see for
yourself what a career in health is all about.
Caring staff will give you lots of encouragement and support with your personal,
college and career goals. This is a FUN opportunity to connect with positive
youth and adults!

How Often Do We Meet?
Two days per week after school and one Saturday per month.

How do I Apply? (Your options are listed below)

  • Completed applications must be received by October 24th at 5pm by mail/fax/email or in person delivery.
  • Deliver or mail to Mónica Vargas or Douglas Mungin @ 555 Cole St. SF, CA.94117
  • Turn in to staff at your school’s Wellness Center
  • Fax to 386.8212
  • Email: or mvargas@huckleberryyouth.org or dmungin@huckleberryyouth.org

For application click on this link:

HWA SF Application Fall 2011 (Sept deadline)