Youth & Teen Recreation, Sports & Arts

Classes and Activities for Youth

The City of Dublin provides an abundance of year-round activities for youth:
  • After-school recreation
  • Aquatics
  • Dance and fitness
  • Music and art
  • Sports programs
  • Summer camps
View our latest Activity Guide.

Classes and Activities for Teens

The City of Dublin provides many activities for teens in the community. In addition to wonderful classes and programs, there are also many opportunities for teen volunteerism in Dublin.  View our latest Activity Guide.

Youth Advisory Committee Youth Mini-Grant Application

The City of Dublin Youth Advisory Committee's Youth Mini-Grant Program provides grant money to support projects and programs serving or benefiting Dublin youth, such as:

  • Current youth events
  • Performing arts programs
  • Athletic teams
  • Multi-cultural awareness
  • Health awareness, and many other youth activities
Grants range from $200 - $600.

Mini-Grant Criteria

The application period runs from mid-October to early November.  This year, applications were accepted beginning Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Applications not received by the deadline are not accepted. 

Criteria for the Youth Mini-Grant

  • Youth benefiting from or involved with the project must include at least 75% Dublin residents who are of middle or high school age.
  • Organization/Club must have an adult sponsor.
  • Organization/Club must be based within the City of Dublin.

Criteria for Evaluation

  • Organization/Management
  • Needs/Benefit
  • Funding/Budget
  • Presentation

Previous Year Follow-up (if applicable)

  • How the funds were used
  • Were the goals met
  • What was the impact

Dublin LEAD

The Dublin LEAD program is open to teens entering seventh grade or higher.  Participants will have the opportunity to assist City of Dublin camp staff during camps and swim lessons throughout the summer.  Participants will receive training in various job-related skills, including resume writing, job search techniques, and interview skills for recreation professionals.  Additional topics will include how to lead an activity, how to engage participants, water safety, playground and park safety, and supervising camp participants. Participants are encouraged to assist with recreation/aquatics programs for at least two weeks in the summer.  The LEAD program begins the week of May 14, 2018, and applications are available online. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit your completed application to the Shannon Community Center, located at 11600 Shannon Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568 or via email to