The City offers teens and youth many activities to satisfy a wide range of interests, as well as opportunities to contribute and make a difference in the community.
Activities: Through the Community Services Department, youth and teens can participate in art and performing art classes at the Firehouse Arts Center, sports classes and leagues, and summer day camps. You don't want to miss out on our nature classes and programs at the Alviso Adobe Community Park.
Youth in 1st through 9th grades can enjoy an exciting day camp experience at the Amador Recreation Center. A variety of activities are included, such as crafts, sports, games, swimming, and field trips.
View the Current Activities Guide to see what we’re offering this quarter.
Youth Commission and Government Service: Develop your leadership skills and participate in the government process through the City’s Youth Commission, an advisory body to the City Council. Click on the Youth Commission link for more information. If you want to know what the City Council, City government and the school district do, participate in the annual Youth in Government Day, a partnership between the City and the high schools. The high schools will have more information on the program in the Spring.
Youth Master Plan: The Youth Master Plan of Pleasanton is the guideline for establishing services to meet the many needs of Pleasanton youth.
Jobs: Pleasanton Police Department hires summer interns to work in its Evidence and Records divisions. Parks and Community Services hires temporary employees throughout the year to work in Sports, Aquatics, After-School Recreation Program, Special Interest Classes, and Performing Arts. The General Services, Planning and Public Works departments also hire summer employees for various assignments.
The cities of Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon offer an annual Teen Career & Job Fair, a free event that allows you to meet with employers, explore career options, identify personal strengths, hone your skills through mock interviews, and much more. Look in our Spring Activities Guide, or call the Youth and Family Services staff (931-3474) for more information.
Volunteer and Community Service: The City offers volunteer opportunities at the Library, in various recreational programs, and with the Economic Development Division. Contact the Teen Services Librarian (931-3404), Economic Development Specialist (931-5039) or Teen and Youth Services staff (931-3474) for more information about volunteering.
If you need community service hours for school, contact the Teen Services Librarian or Youth and Family Services staff for available assignments.