About US


Open weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., teens are welcome to drop in voluntarily to enjoy recreational and educational opportunities. We offer a safe space for young people to relax, grow, make friends, join a leadership board and more. Every year, hundreds of youth enjoy this nurturing, convenient, and fun environment. Our programs are always guided by trained professional staff who facilitate meaningful connections among all youth. 


Want to Help?


VIRTUAL GYS HAS RETURNED. September 21st, 2020. The health, wellbeing, and safety of our participants and the broader community in which we live are our highest priority. In compliance with current government orders and health official recommendations, we will be opening the GYS on Wednesdays only from 2pm- 4pm for our Youth Board meetings. 

Donations are a great way to help the GYS provide our participants with educational programs, technology, and more. Your donation can be easily made via PayPal. We thank you for support!

(Please select GYS or SNAP in the drop down menu)

The Dime Project


As we all adjust to the new normal, we are actively trying to maximize our resources to provide our best services to students, community members and friends and family.


We are establishing a new fundraising campaign called "The Dime Project" in hopes to directly support our neighbors who are most vulnerable to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus. 


We need your help! We are asking for donations to be able to give back to the various local food pantries located in the North Shore providing for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% of the proceeds will be donated!


Please, let’s all engage in supporting those who are in need during this time. 

(Please select Dime Project in the drop down menu)

Snap Program

Virtual GYS Returns! 

Glencoe Youth Services is committed to ensuring youth continue to have a safe space to hang out and receive academic and personal support during this time of concern with the COVID-19 virus. Starting Monday September 21st 2020 GYS will to virtual. 

Monday - GYS Homework Help

Tuesday - Arts & Crafts. Art supplies will be available for pick up @ the GYS center. Contact

Wednesday- Youth Leadership Board meeting @ the GYS center 3:30pm. All safety and social distancing protocols will be followed.

Thursday - Will be discussing Community Engagement initiatives.

Friday - Join us as we finish off the week with some reading and relaxation. GYS Book Club


We ask that you to please follow CDC and IDPH health and safety guidelines, including: 

* Stay home if you are sick

* Wash your hands before and after visiting the GYS

* Maintain a physical distance of at least six feet 

* Be prepared to wear a face covering if six feet of distance    can't be maintained

* Cover coughs or sneezes 

SNAP meets on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM in the Glencoe Youth Services (GYS) building. Every week starts with a warm, healthy dinner provided by generous donors (including religious organizations, non-profits, and individual families). At the beginning of every month, the group votes on programming for each Tuesday of the month.

Popular activities include: Bingo, Karaoke, Uno, and movies. Once a month, we have a special guest speaker come in and teach   topics such as healthy eating, available community resources, and more! We also do community outings to movie theatres, restaurants, arcades and more!

SNAP Contact Info

680 Greenwood Ave.

Glencoe, IL 60022

Phone: 847-835-3121

Become a Volunteer

Glencoe Youth Services relies on the volunteer work from good people like you! Whether your talent is cooking, helping with homework, sewing, sports, photography, cartooning, drawing or helping young people or people with special needs discover and explore different cultures, we invite you to share your interests with our GYS community. To learn more or to volunteer, please email

Current Hours

Summer Hours
Tuesday: 12pm-2pm (outdoor activities only)
Wednesday: 12pm-2pm (outdoor activities only)
Thursday: 12pm-2pm (outdoor activities only)


Youth Leadership Board


Interested in giving back to GYS and gaining valuable leadership experience? Join us on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at our next Youth Board Leadership meeting. Our Youth Leadership Board mission is to empower adolescents to become more active community members and leaders, while also giving them opportunities to develop confidence in their own talents and skills. 

Glencoe Youth Services Contact Info


680 Greenwood Ave

Glencoe, IL 60022

Phone: 847-835-3121

GYS is located next to Central School tennis courts (between Central School and the baseball field).



Glencoe Youth Services GYS provides recreational, educational. social service, and leadership opportunities, in a safe and supportive environment to high school and middle school age youth living in New Trier Township. 

GYS is a 501(c)3 non-profit and relies entirely on the generosity of civic and corporate donors for its financial support