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Register for Fishing at the Skokie Lagoons


Sunday, November 13th 




MAKE the Catch of the Day with Glencoe Youth Services and The Backyard Nature Center as we go fishing at SKOKIE LAGOONS on Sunday, November 13th. This is a FREE event but advance registration is required. 

It's not too late for that big catch of the season! Glencoe Youth Services and the Backyard Nature Center return to the Skokie Lagoons on Sunday, November 13th at 10 am for a morning of fishing. Naturalist Gary Morrissey will give a brief lesson on the basics for those who this is the first time casting a rod. All supplies are provided...even the hot chocolate to keep us warm! Parents are welcome to join! This event is free and open to students in grades 4-8. 

Girls Night In!


Friday, December 2nd

5:00-8:00 PM


With the stress of school and the upcoming holiday season sometimes girls just need a little me time to unwind.  Girls in grades 5-8 join us for an evening of self care designed to celebrate friendship and sisterhood! Activities include bath bomb making, henna art, yoga, hair and nails, and self esteem building activities designed to inspire and uplift. Don't forget a movie and fondue fun! The workshop takes place at the Glencoe Youth Services field house (680 Greenwood Ave.) Registration is $10 and space is limited. 


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It's raining cats and dogs for GYS as we head to Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) in Skokie. We will meet at the shelter where we will spend the first 15 minutes learning about the shelter, how they care for the animals and the best way for volunteers to interact with these pets who need a lot of love. The remaining 45 minutes will be sent socializing with these furry friends while they await their furever home. Parent or guardian is required to attend with each child. 

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Register for Lunches of Hope and Morning of Service


 Saturday, December 10th!

10:00 AM -12:00 PM




JOIN Glencoe Youth Services for our second Morning of Service series on Saturday, December 10th as we prepare lunches for the Evanston shelter Connections for the Homeless. In addition, we will be making no sew fleece hats and scarves for Cradles to Crayons and packing 'personal care" kits for the. homeless.. 


Register as a family or individual for this morning of service which meets at the GYS Field House in Glencoe (680 Greenwood Ave) from

10 am - noon. Open to all ages. Space is limited..


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



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. 


About Us


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. Become a Board Member, we are always seeing new members! To learn more or to volunteer, please email

Become a Volunteer

Youth Leadership Board

Interested in giving back to GYS and gaining valuable leadership experience? 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. Please email if you would like to learn more. 

Want to Help?

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!

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SNAP (Special Needs Adult Pals)

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


Glencoe Youth Services Contact Info


680 Greenwood Ave

Glencoe, IL 60022

Phone: 847-710-7337

Monday - Friday 3pm-6pm
Special Programming Saturdays and Sundays  


Current Hours