Talent on Display: A Year of Performances & Special Events
Throughout the year, the Youth Center delights in hosting events that feature its members. For example, a February tradition at GCYC, Black Youth Story, is a performance-based celebration of Black culture, history and accomplishments from a youth perspective. Such events offer opportunities for youth to celebrate the occasion and showcase their talent to the community.


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Upcoming Events

South Shore Drill Team Holiday Shows
Saturday, December 20, 2014
2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Guaranteed to be spectacular, these shows sell out quickly, so get your tickets early! For tickets, or more information, contact South Shore Drill Team staff at ssdtchicago@gmail.com or 773-752-7830.


GCYC’s Winter Break Sessions
Monday Night Football Watch Party! Monday, December 22nd, 6-10 p.m., Grades 7-12
College Bowl-A-Rama!  Monday, December 29th, 1-4 p.m., Grades 9-12
All In A Game! Monday, December 29th, 9 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Grades 3-8
A New Year’s Eve’s Eve! Tuesday, December 30th, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Grades 3-8) 6-10 p.m. (Grades 9-12)
For more information about any of the Winter Break Sessions, please contact Monique Turner-Johnson at 773-358-4083 or mturner@gcychome.org.

GCYC Closed
December 26th, 27th & January 1st
Please enjoy this time with your family and GCYC wishes you and yours all the best during this holiday season!


GCYC Volunteer Orientations
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
6:30 p.m.
This orientation is for all those interested in donating their time to support our mission and serve our youth. The process to becoming a registered GCYC Volunteer includes filling out an application, background check, orientation, building tour and an overview of our Uplift adult program. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, contact Ms. Haynes at shaynes@gcychome.org  or 773-358-4100.

Uplift’s King Day Breakfast of Champions and Celebration (Presenting Sponsor: Urban Partnership Bank)
Monday, January 19, 2015
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This community celebration honors outstanding “Community Champions” who have gone above and beyond to make their environment a better place, GCYC volunteers, and of course, the spirit of Dr. King. Breakfast will be catered by the youth in our GCYC culinary program, and the event will feature performances and special guest speakers including  keynote Kai EL’Zabar, Executive Editor of the Chicago Defender. For more information, or to inquire about an invitation, please contact Ms. Haynes at shaynes@gcychome.org or 773-358-4042.



Recent Events

The 5th Annual 2014 Black History Month Career Day was a great success! View event photos and find out how you can be a part of Career Day in 2015.

View photos from the 2014 Black Youth Story, a performance-based celebration of Black culture, history and accomplishments from a youth perspective.

View photos from Growing Up with Promise and Possibility Benefit, October 2014.

View photos from Growing Up Daley GCYC’s Inaugural Benefit, October 2012.