History

History

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    Opening Day at the Club, October 2, 1976

Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club at Lincoln House is located at 113 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove, New York, 11542. The agency is a not-for-profit, 501(c) 3 organization with a long history of serving underprivileged youth and families in the greater Glen Cove Community since 1903.

Known as the Lincoln House Settlement, it moved to its current location in 1925 and utilized a small, five-room building. In 1975, Lincoln House Settlement moved into its new 30,000 square foot facility and opened its doors in October 1976, officially as Glen Cove Boys Club at Lincoln House.

To recognize the participation of girls, the organization officially changed its name to what it is known as today, Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club at Lincoln House.
The Club is a neighborhood-based facility designed for youth programs and activities. The Club is for all boys and girls regardless of race, religion or nationality.  All children ages 6 through 18 are eligible for membership. Dues are kept low and no child is ever turned away. The Club is non-sectarian and has an open door policy. The Club is open to all members during its regular hours of operation.  The Club is open every day after school and during the summer when kids have free time and need a positive, productive outlet. 
The Club provides a varied and diversified program utilizing nationally recognized educational and recreational curricula that have been field tested. The Club currently offers programming in the following core areas: Character and Leadership Development, The Arts, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. 
The Club has full-time and part-time trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support. The Club is guidance-oriented. It emphasizes values inherent in the relationships between youth and their peers and adult leaders. The Club provides an environment where youth are given acceptance and friendship that fosters a sense of belonging, usefulness, competence and influence.
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