Founded in 1981, the 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.

Each year, approximately 1,800 young people in grades K-12 participate in the year-round activities and/or services that are offered by the Glen Cove Youth Bureau.

Programs and Services Provided by the Youth Bureau:


  • Glen Cove After 3 – After school and summer enrichment program for students in grades K-8. The program operates in the public schools, eliminating the need for transportation to an offsite facility.  Students meet for three hours a day after school.  The summer program is a full day program geared toward combating summer learning loss.  The program’s enrichment activities are project based and place a heavy emphasis on arts, literacy, STEM and positive youth development.
  • Afterschool Drop In Center – Located at the Carol A. Sucharski Youth Center, this program provides homework assistance and recreational activities to students in grades 1-6. On select evenings, the Youth Center is open as a supervised recreational venue for middle and high school students.  During the summer, the evening program is extended to five nights each week.
  • Summer Youth Employment Green Teams – A first time work experience for youth aged 14-15.  Teams are led by supervisors who have come up through the program.  All participants receive CPR, orientation and teambuilding trainings.  All applicants must call between May 1 – May 5, have proper ID and have reached their 14th birthday by June 1.
  • Summer Youth Employment Internship Program – An advanced work prep training program for youth aged 16 -18. Training includes resume preparation, communication skills, event planning and fundraising, and health and wellness workshops.  NOTE TO POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS: If  your business is interested in hiring a high school student, contact program coordinator to discuss details.  You will have an opportunity to interview students who have participated in training seminars.
  •  Glen Cove Youth Council – Middle and high school students come together to serve as the voice of local youth.  The Youth Council is involved in community service projects throughout the city.
  • Mentoring – Adult mentors make a one-year commitment to work 1:1 with youth at risk, meeting at least once weekly and serving as a positive role model. NOTE:  If you are interested in becoming a mentor,
  • Summer Camp – Nassau County accredited summer camp for youth entering grades 1-5.


  • 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.


  • Organize community events for families and youth including: 4th of July Bike Parade, Lights on After School, Milk and Cookies with Santa, Teens on the Job Shadow Day and Worlds AIDS Day Exhibit in the high school health fair.
  • In addition to youth and family services, the Youth Bureau participates in several collaborative initiatives with local entities including the Glen Cove Interagency Council, Glen Cove School District, Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE), the Beautification Commission, Department of Public Works, Department of Parks and Recreation, Glen Cove Senior Center, Glen Cove Police Department, Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, Glen Cove BID, Glen Cove Arts Council, United World Foundation and Glen Cove Kiwanis Club.

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.


Glen Cove Youth Bureau
Carol Sucharski Youth Center
128B Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY  11542

Glen Cove After 3
128 B. Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY   11542

Glen Cove High School
Guidance Office
Dosoris Lane
Glen Cove, NY  11542

Staff Contacts:
Executive Director: Spiro Tsirkas

Program Coordinators:
Sandra Potter
Carolina Guastella
Jacki Yonick

Mentoring Coordinator:
Charmaine Clarke
Account Clerk:
Anna DiGiuseppe

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.

Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board
Roberto Telese

Vice Chair:
Patricia Telese

Francine Santoro

Maria Roberto

Advisor to the Board:
Rich Hall

City Liaison:
Councilwoman Pamela Panzenbeck

Board Members:
Ron Bieber
Grace Blank
Phyllis Burnett
Rosemary Dilgard
Jane Fine
Tab Hauser
Tony Jimenez
Gabor Karsai
Joe LaPadula
Lee Launer
Angela Mangano
Steve Nelson
Irina Sushko
Marvin Weinroth
Mike Zangari