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Upcoming Programs and Events


YTRS Scholarship for Juniors and Seniors

Every year the Youth and Teen Recreation Services (YTRS), which is a subcommittee of the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS), offers a scholarship to high school juniors and seniors. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide assistance to students who have made positive contributions to communities and/or the parks and recreation profession.

To view the application click here. For any other further questions contact Recreation Coordinator Daniel Mestizo at Danielm@cupertino.org.

Applications are due Thursday, January 25 by 5:00 p.m. to: 

Ben Dieterle
Foster City Parks and Recreation Department
650 Shell Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404


YAC Attack Teen Leadership Conference 2018
"Seas Every Opportunity"

The YAC Attack Conference is a biennial teen leadership conference that focuses on empowering youth/teens to promote change by: 1) encouraging greater involvement within their local municipal government, 2) developing positive youth and teen special events and programs in their community, and 3) learning about youth and teen specific health and wellness issues.  The event is scheduled for March 10th, 2018 and it will be the first time the City of Cupertino is hosting and coordinating the event.

Teens from Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties will be attending and collaborating with one another at this biennial event.

  • Who: teens in 6th - 12th grade
  • When: March 10th, 2018 | 8:30am - 4pm
  • Where: Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA
  • Register NOW!
    • Early Bird Registration: ends January 26th
    • General Admission: end February 26th
  • What's included:
    • Networking, inspiring speakers, leadership seminars, debates, workshops by teens, breakfast, and lunch with lunchtime activities.
  • Flyer

For more information about the YAC Attack Conference, please contact Recreation Coordinator Daniel Mestizo at danielm@cupertino.org.

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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