There is something for every young person at the Gary Comer Youth Center. GCYC is a space for youth power where innovation, opportunity, and joy are the driving forces behind the unique enrichment and experiential learning we offer.

Membership benefits include:

  • All Programs & Classes for Middle-Schoolers and High-Schoolers
  • Homework Help & Tutoring
  • Employment & Internship Opportunities
  • College & Career Preparation
  • Field Trips, Camping Trips & Splash Days
  • Daily Snack & Dinner
  • Summer, Winter and Spring Break Camp Offerings
  • Youth and Family Counseling
  • Mentorship
  • Special Events

Year-Round Programming

The Gary Comer Youth Center is a membership organization and when your child joins, they experience everything we offer both onsite and virtually and become a member of our family. Our yearly program schedules align with local school calendars. There is something for everyone at GCYC! Click "Learn More" below to explore the exciting NEW programs we are offering 6th-12th graders!

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What ages are able to join the Youth Center?

GCYC has programs for 11-18 years old (current 6th-12th graders). GCYC also has employment programs for youth and young adults from 14-24 years old.

How much are memberships?

GCYC annual membership fee is a one-time payment of $40 per young person. The Youth Center follows the school year calendar with membership periods from June of the current year until June of the next year. Summer camp fees are separate and will be posted seasonally during summer camp enrollment.

Does my young person have to attend the Youth Center every day?

No. Program-offerings are scheduled based on the instructor. Young people are able to attend on the days they are registered for programs and/or attend drop-in areas for any day they are not registered for programs.

Will my young person have access to snacks and dinner while they are at the Youth Center?

Yes. When young people arrive after school, GCYC serves snacks from 3:30 pm-4 pm and dinner from 6:30 pm-7 pm.