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?
Donations are a great way to help the GYS provide our teens with educational programs, technology, and more. Your donation can be easily made via PayPal. We thank you for support!
Closed for Winter Break
The Center will be closed from 12.22.19-1.02.20.
Happy Holidays rom the GYS!
We are excited to have partnered with the Glencoe Library to provide Escape Rooms every month located at the center. Join us for a contagion-themed escape room adventure. Work together to solve puzzles and escape a toxic situation. Please email for the next upcoming escape room or if you have any questions. The escape rooms begin at 1pm, we ask all participants be at the center at 12:30pm. 680 Greenwood Ave
Stress Relief Clinic
As part of our Mental Health Campaign, GYS is excited to partner with K-9 Reading Buddies to provide a stress relief clinic on the second Tuesday of every month. Teens will be provided with a space to relax and hang out with therapy dogs. To learn more about our Stress relief clinic email
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.
680 Greenwood Ave.
Glencoe, IL 60022
Lunches of Hope
Looking for an opportunity to give back to others? Volunteer with us at the GYS on Saturday, December 14th. We will be packing lunches for people who are experiencing homelessness. All are welcome! Participants only need to bring a positive attitude and a heart prepared to serve others! Please be at the center at 9:30am. 680 Greenwood Avenue, Glencoe
Email if you have any questions
Social and Emotional Learning Exchange (SELE)
We are so excited to have partnered with the Josselyn Center to provide youth of the north shore a high school youth to middle school youth mentoring program with opportunities for leadership and education surrounding social and emotional learning within a positive, encouraging environment. Interested in hearing more about this program? Email
Monday - Friday 3:00pm to 6:00 p.m.
GYS is located next to Central School tennis courts (between Central School and the baseball field).
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
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.