Glen Cove, New York
- Community name: Glen Cove
- Community or city website
- Population: 26,964
- Graduation rate: 83.0%
- Youth poverty rate: 9.2%
OverviewGlen Cove’s youth programs and resources integrate educational activities, mentoring and support systems, and demonstrate the community’s commitment to its young people. The diverse community’s city, school, non-profit and volunteer leaders contribute to the development of its young people by supporting safe, educational environments, college preparatory initiatives and character-building programs. One of the most noteworthy initiatives include The Youth Board, which collaborates with a variety of community groups, including the Glen Cove Police Department, senior center, school district and Boys and Girls Club, to apply for and attain the 21st Century Learning Center Grant to fund after-school and summer programs.
- The Glen Cove After 3 program brings students together after school and during the summer for educational enrichment and is a collaborative initiative among local community groups, law enforcement and schools.
- The First Presbyterian Church in Glen Cove teaches tolerance and acceptance to youth and has an active GLBT community.
- The Interagency Council (IAC) is made up of 40 local organizations and works to enhance the delivery of human services to the community, including youth.
The CAUSE (Community Action Using Student Empowerment) program teaches students “citizen education” to prepare them to be informed, responsible and involved members of the community.
The sports I play have helped me to build character and make me a “Cove-er.” Volunteering as a junior member of the fire department taught me responsibility and the importance of giving back.
Glen Cove provides its younger residents with great programs for physical fitness. I participated in the intramural soccer program and learned good sportsmanship and soccer skills from dedicated coaches.