Teen Programs

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Upcoming Programs and Events

(Updated 4.24.18)

Summer Volunteer Programs

Click below to find out more on Cupertino's volunteer programs!  These programs will build foundational leadership skills while giving teens on-the-job experience.  Please be sure to note important application dates and information on each program:

 Students in these programs will gain the following skills by the end of their tenure:

  • Public Speaking and improved confidence
  • Effective problem solving
  • Conflict resolution
  • Importance of teamwork
  • ....more!

APPLICATIONS DUE:10:00pm on April 30th at the Quinlan Community Center


Cupertino Teen Leadership Academy (NEW!)

The Cupertino Teen Leadership Academy (CTLA) is a new initiative designed to teach foundational leadership skills through the lens of public service careers and inform students about new or unknown careers within the public and non-profit sector.  Students in CTLA will be introduced to a variety of science, tech, and other careers within these growing fields while learning the following leadership skills:

  • Resume writing and interviewing
  • Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Customer service - both internal and external

For more information, please visit our main page by clicking here.

APPLICATIONS DUE: MAY 5TH AT 4PM at the Quinlan Community Center

Cupertino Teen Commission Recruitment

We are looking for 3 new commissioners to be part of Cupertino’s Teen Commission!

The Teen Commission is at the center of Cupertino as they represent the voice of youth and teens in Cupertino and advise City Council and staff alike on what Cupertino citizens will want to see now and in the future.

For more information, please click here.

APPLICATIONS DUE: MAY 4TH at the City Clerk's Office @ City Hall

Year Round Programs and Opportunities

Teen Center

All 6th through 12th-grade students are welcome to be teens at the Teen Center,  Cupertino Residents are free. The Teen Center is supervised by trained Recreation Staff who are able to provide a safe and very fun environment for everyone. The Teen Center can be used as a safe to hang out, a place to do homework, or good place meet new friends. The center includes computers, free Wi-Fi, Wii U, Wii, PS4, Netflix, movies, pool table, ping-pong and much more.

Cupertino Teen Commission 
The Teen Commission is a group of nine students from Cupertino who are selected by the City Council members to serve the Cupertino community as the voices of the youth and teens of Cupertino. More information about meetings and upcoming application periods can be found on the City Commissions page.  Consider attending a meeting, event, or apply for the Teen Commission and be the Teen voice of Cupertino!

Teen Classes & Programs
Visit Reg4Rec for a full listing of classes. Classes include: SAT/PSAT Prep, Communication Classes, AP Computer Science, Group Guitar, Teen Potter's Wheel, Sports, and much more!

Teen Volunteer Opportunities
The City of Cupertino has numerous volunteer offerings throughout the year.


Seasonal Programs & Events

<hack> Cupertino
Cupertino's Teen Commission together with the Cupertino Recreation Department is hosting <hack> Cupertino, a 13-hour overnight hackathon designed to solve a problem presented during our Opening Ceremony. What makes our hackathon unique is that the winning team has the potential for their idea to be developed together with members of the City of Cupertino and be implemented as an official City application.

Lifeguard Academy
Cupertino's premier lifeguard academy will give you all the skills necessary to become a quality lifeguard and make the transition into summer job. Applications are taken up to 1 week before the start of a session. For more information, please call 408-777-3120.

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