IMPORTANT NOTICE: All programs are cancelled through the end of the 2019/2020 school year.  

The City of La Palma Community Services Department collaborates with the City of Cypress Recreation Department to offer a variety of special events, activities, and other opportunities for teens throughout the year. For more information, contact the La Palma Community Services Department at recreation@cityoflapalma.org or call 714-690-3350. 


InspoTeen is a FREE on campus after-school program for Walker Junior High and Kennedy High School students. The InspoTeen program is held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school. Teens can play games, hangout with friends, watch movies, make crafts, and of course, eat. For more information, please call 714-690-3350.


Teen Dances

The City of La Palma in partnership with the City of Cypress offers teen dances throughout the school year. These dances are limited to students in the seventh or eighth grade only. Please read the NEW Ticket Procedures required before a teen can purchase a ticket:

  • The teen MUST live in or attend a school in La Palma or Cypress
  • The teen MUST provide proof of residency at ticket purchase
  • A parent or legal guardian MUST be present with the teen at ticket purchase
  • At ticket purchase and to gain entrance to the dance, the teen MUST have / show a valid school ID card or be able to verify through Aeries portal

Tickets are $10 will be available to purchase starting the Monday before the dance.


The City accepts 20 teen volunteers (13-17 years of age) that are residents of La Palma (proof of residency is required) to assist our trained Day Camp Counselors each summer at Club La Palma Day Camp and Camp Tiny Tot. Teens must submit an application online and attend an interview. If chosen to participate they must attend weekly meetings and training, in addition to working 200 hours over the course of the 10 week program. At the completion of the program each Volunteen will receive a $200 stipend, Letter of Recommendation, and be recognized at a City Council meeting. Volunteen Applications will be available online beginning February 24 and must be submitted by 5:30 p.m. on March 30.

Youth Action Committee

The City appointed Youth Action Committee (YAC) works in conjunction with the City of La Palma and outside groups for the benefit of the community and its youth. We are looking for high school students who will help promote programs and inform the public about teen opportunities for Cities. 

To apply, students must complete a Youth Action Committee Application and return it to the Cypress Community Center Office (5700 Orange Avenue) by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020.

Interviews will be held on August 13 and 14. All interviews will be set-up at the time of application submission.