Teen Services

Grant Opportunities

Fund your projects and ideas and make them come to life with the City of Palo Alto's Think Fund! Get money for your idea, as well as mentorship and support in order to make your vision a reality. No idea is too big or too small. If you're in high school and have an idea for a short-term or long-term project, meet with the Teen Program Specialist to discuss how you can transform your blueprint into a footprint!

Teen Leadership

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of Palo Alto high school students who want to plan and lead high school events for students in Palo Alto.
The Palo Alto Youth Council (PAYC) is a collaborative of Palo Alto high school students committed to servicing the needs of the teen community by serving as a voice toward change and action.

The Teen Arts Council is a creative community of Palo Alto teens dedicated to enriching the lives of their peers through artistic expression


Project Safety Net is a collaborative community network held together by a common interest of fostering youth well-being in Palo Alto.


clickPA was funded in 2013 by four high school students who felt that teens are unaware about the wealth of activities available around Palo Alto. clickPA is the one-stop website for exciting events, opportunities and other activities tailored to the local teen age-group. The website content, publicity and technology is entirely run by the clickPA core staff.

Other Teen Services

Our state of the art Mitchell Park Teen Center, The Drop, hosts our Learning Enrichment After-school Program for middle school students and drop-in programming for high school students.
MakeX is a FREE community makerspace in the Cubberley Community Center that offers access to cutting-­edge digital tools, power tools, and building materials. Completely staffed by local high school students, MakeX aims to facilitate creative design through casual, peer mentorship. Visitors can tackle any project with the help of the expert design, ideating, and fabricating resources available at MakeX.
LEAP is an after-school program located in the Mitchell Park Community Center that provides services, activities, and classes to middle school students, grades 6-8 throughout the community. The goal of LEAP is to ensure youth are provided the space, resources, support, and opportunities to be empowered and thrive within their schools, homes, and communities. We provide homework help, various fun enrichment activities like sports, cooking, art, special events, and more!

Contact the Teen Program Specialist: jose.perezsanchez@cityofpaloalto.org | 650-329-2443

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017