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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?


Glencoe Youth Services launched our 2021 Holiday Drive in October. The goal was to collect items for partnering youth homeless shelters and organizations.

To make a drop off donation please visit the youth center Monday-Friday 2pm- 6pm

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)

GYS In-personReturns! 

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. We are taking all the necessary steps to ensure youth that participate in GYS programming are safe.

*Mask required

*Center cleaned and disinfected daily


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 Program

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

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)

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 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

Daily Programming 
Monday - Friday 3pm-6pm 


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