Youth Services and Recreation

The City of Glen Cove Youth Bureau

Founded in 1981, The City of Glen Cove Youth Bureau is the premier organization in the City dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment so that all youth, all families, and the entire community achieve their potential. Among the services offered by Glen Cove Youth Bureau are the following:


Summer Youth Employment Program

Summer Youth Employment Program - Green Teams Available to 14-15-year-old youth residents. Applicants have little to no work experience. The program is designed to teach young teens work responsibility (punctuality, teamwork, following directions, and community involvement). Throughout the program workshops on resume writing, interviewing, and personal success are incorporated.

Contact: Jacki Yonick – [email protected]

Internship Program

Internship Program Interns are residents ages 16-18, many stepping up from the Green Teams. After 4 months of training, interns apply for positions offered within City of Glen Cove Departments, non-profit organizations, and local business partnerships. Training includes comprehensive resume writing, master interview techniques, goal setting and time management, work ethics and etiquette, guest speakers, and video presentations. Interviews are competitive. Youth Employment Project Teens in the internship program can interview to join the YE Project - an entrepreneur program where students run the local sports stadium concession stands and community garden. This project is youth led - teens develop the work schedule, maintain and order inventory, complete press releases, interview new applicants, update social media and website to promo the program.

Contact: Jacki Yonick – [email protected]

Glen Cove Youth Bureau Summer Camp

Operated within one of the city school district building, this typical 5-6 week program provides children entering grades 1-5 with daily onsite activities including, arts and crafts, sports, education workshop and games and positive socialization.  During offsite trips, campers visit venues across Long Island and surround areas.  Past trips have included: Bronx Zoo, Long Island Aquarium, US Skates, local museums and play centers.

Campers are grouped according to grade level and are under the supervision of qualified adult staff.  In addition to staff, the program has a full time Nurse and Program Coordinator on site daily.

This is a fee based program which covers all cost of activities, plus camper t-shirt.

Contact: Sandra Potter – [email protected]

The After 3 Program

For over 10 years, the Glen Cove Youth Bureau’s After 3 Program has helped develop and strengthen the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.  The After 3 after-school program runs throughout the school year, and the After 3 Summer Program bridges the gap between school years with academic enrichment and recreation. The program goal is to prepare students for a successful and healthy future by helping them to experience success while progressing through elementary and middle school.

Contact: Carolina Guastella – [email protected]

After 3 Program Features

Youth Bureau Drop-In Center

The Youth Bureau is open to students in grades 1 – 5 every weekday after school. During the school week, students spend the first hour completing their homework and brushing up on their reading skills. The balance of the time is used to solidify friendships, play games, use the computer lab, and participate in arts and crafts and other organized activities. Students also go on trips to local attractions. The Center is open to teens in the evenings throughout the year. Students come together to socialize in a drug, alcohol, and smoke free environment. During the summer, the students go on trips to local attractions such as baseball games, museums, amusement parks, skating parks and the movies.

Contact: Sandra Potter – [email protected]

Youth Center After School Program

Year round academic and recreational based program takes place at the Carol A. Sucharski Youth Center located at 128B Glen Street.  Open daily, Monday-Friday the program runs from 3:45pm-6pm and follows the Glen Cove City School District Calendar.  Non fee based

  • Open to students in grades  1-8
  • Structured homework routine for student in a dedicated workspace to work individually or in groups
  • Computer lab for students to conduct research or complete assignments
  • Staff to monitor and assist students in completing and understanding homework tasks
  • Upon completion of homework, students move on to recreational time which include use of IPads, gaming consoles, billiards, air hockey, foosball or board games, etc

Contact: Sandra Potter – [email protected]


The Youth Bureau facilitates 1:1 mentoring for youth at risk. Youth are paired with adult members of the community who serve as role models for the youth. Mentors serve for 1-year terms and meetings are within the community.

Contact: Charmaine Clarke – [email protected]

Family Services Program

Assists families in need with nutritional assistance and clothing. During the past year, the Youth Bureau provided nutritional assistance to 4,500 Glen Cove residents.

Contact: Spiro Tsirkas- [email protected]

Glen Cove Youth Bureau Events

  • Fill-A-Backpack (offering school supplies at the onset of the school year),
  • Lights on After School
  • Holiday Food Baskets
  • Milk and Cookies with Santa
  • 4th of July Bike Parade

   Recreation Events

  • July 4th celebration @ Morgan Park (July)
  • Mayor’s Snapper Derby on the Pryibil Beach Pier (late August)
  • Morgan Park summer Concert Series (Summer)
  • Spring Egg Hunt

   Recreation Programs and Services

Youth Programs

  • Junior Basketball (November-March)
  • Swimming Lessons @ Pryibil Beach (July- August)
  • Tennis Lessons @ Stanco Park (Spring/Summer/Fall)
  • Under the Lights Youth Basketball League @ Stanco Park (July-August)

Adult Programs

  • Tai Chi in the park @ Morgan Park
  • Yoga in the park @ Morgan Park

Extensive Work With


  • Back to School Supplies – School supplies provided each September to needy students entering grades K-12.
  • Nutritional Assistance – Weekly food pantry services and Thanksgiving food baskets available to families in need.

Glen Cove Youth Bureau Funding

The Glen Cove Youth Bureau is funded by the City of Glen Cove, Nassau County Department of Human Services Office of Youth Services, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Glen Cove Community Development Agency Community Block Grant, Long Island Community Foundation, Legislative support and fundraising by the Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board.

Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board

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The Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the purpose of supporting and augmenting many of the programs that are offered by the Glen Cove Youth Bureau.

Along with supporting the efforts of the Youth Bureau, the Friends also offer scholarships to Glen Cove youth who demonstrate extraordinary service to their community.

The Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board is funded by grants from New York State and private organizations, and donations from businesses and individuals. As a volunteer organization, virtually all of its funds go directly toward helping youth in the community.

If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board and mail to Glen Cove Youth Bureau, 128B Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542. For more information, call (516) 671-4600. In-kind donations that directly support the Youth Bureau programs are also accepted. Please note, while we appreciate your generosity, we are not in a position to accept used books, clothing, toys, TVs, electronics or sporting goods. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Thank you for your kindness toward others.