The Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC) offers FREE sports related activities for Santa Clara youth who are elementary, middle or high school age. Participants are required to have Resident Youth Cards to participate in the free programs offered at the YAC, Skate Park, and Teen Center.
A Santa Clara resident youth is defined as:
Youth who attend an elementary, middle, or high school in the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD); or,
Youth who attend an elementary, middle, or high school NOT in the SCUSD, but reside in the City of Santa Clara or within the SCUSD boundaries; or,
Youth who attend an elementary, middle, or high school and whose parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent reside in the City of Santa Clara or SCUSD boundaries, or own property in the City of Santa Clara.
Resident Youth Card Procedure
1. Obtain a Resident Youth Card Registration packet from the YAC, Teen Center, or online.
2. Parent reviews the Behavior Standard and Discipline Plan (Rules & Regulations) with their child. Parent signs the liability release and behavioral agreement. All participants sign the behavioral agreement, and those older than 13 also sign the liability release.
3. Form is submitted in person at the YAC with proof of Santa Clara residency.
4. Once fee is paid, the participant’s photo is taken and a Resident Youth Card is issued.
Resident Youth Cards are valid for one year, August through the following July. Cards must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. The first Resident Youth Card costs $5.00. Replacement cards cost $3.00.
Youth Participant Form (PDF)
Resident Youth Card Program Information (PDF)
Resident Adult Guest Registration Packet (PDF)
Rules & Regulations (PDF)
Teen Center Information