Youth & Teen Services

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Our Vision

"Empowering our city's future citizens & leaders to lead positive, opportunity-filled lives"

Mission Statement

Empower youth by creating an enriching and stress-free environment through recreational programs and services that foster physical, mental, and social development.



Upcoming Programs and Opportunities

Teen Info Night

Monday, April 22, 2019 6:30pm - Community Hall (10350 Torre Ave , Cupertino)

Build leadership skills, get on-the-job training, and volunteering within the Cupertino community, these are just 3 benefits you'll gain from participating in a teen volunteer program. 

Teen Leadership Information Night is a chance for students and parents to get first-hand details about leadership opportunities run by Cupertino's Recreation Department. 

Programs include: Leaders In Training, Junior Lifeguards, Cupertino Teen Leadership Academy, and Teen Commission.

Year Round Programs and Opportunities


Youth Activity Board (NEW)

The Youth Activity Board (YAB) is a new leadership group which will consist of 11 highly dedicated middle and high school students who will plan and lead events for youth and teens in Cupertino.  The Cuperitno YAB will work with Recreation staff and the Cupertino Teen Commission to develop these new programs.  The main goal of the YAB will be to create engaging and fun activities which local youth can participate in every other month.  For full application details, requirements, and deadlines, teens must fill out the following application:

Membership on the board is a privilege and only the most qualified teens will be able to serve on the board. 

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, Nintendo Switch, 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 2019 

Saturday, April 13th to Sunday, April 14th at Quinlan Community Center

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. Participants must be between 13 and 18 years old (must have a 2018-2019 school ID or show proof on School Loop). Teams are maximum of 4 people. Top 3 winning teams will receive awards and be formally recognized by Cupertino's City Council at a televised meeting.

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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