Families who are interested in becoming members should contact our Membership Coordinator by phone (773) 358-4100 or e-mail to obtain eligibility requirements and copies of enrollment forms. Or, you may download the following application forms to print:
Completed enrollment forms should be submitted to:
The Gary Comer Youth Center
7200 S. Ingleside Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619
Members will receive information detailing dates for orientation and program registration. Youth will receive their membership card and other center-related items at orientation. All members must abide by and sign the Code of Conduct that will be reviewed during orientation. Lost or stolen membership cards will be replaced for a $5.00 fee.
Youth memberships include: access to all programs and services, individual academic coach (grades 3-8), teen employment opportunities, high school and college admissions counseling, free daily snack, free dinner (school year), free lunch (summer), summer camp eligibility, special events entry and admittance to Access Wellness Center (includes triage and nursing services and social emotional support services).
All current Youth Center members may enroll in their programs of choice on a quarterly basis. Please make sure to update your membership to ensure enrollment eligibility.
- Please review catalog for program descriptions.
- Select programs and complete the age-appropriate class request form.
- Submit program request forms in person to the Program Coordinator at the Youth Center or via e-mail.
- Incomplete program request forms will delay processing.
UPLIFT: Adult Membership
The UPLIFT program offers classes, workshops and activities specifically designed for parents and adults that impact the lives of our youth. Adult members may attend UPLIFT activities (both free and fee-oriented). Please refer to Events for upcoming listings. For more information about adult membership and class registration, please contact us via e-mail.
Please contact us with your questions.