Our History

Over 30 years of progress

GYS was created in response to the recognised lack of support and opportunity for young people in Glebe.

In 1984 local residents and community groups secured funding and purchased equipment to run holiday programs with the objective to establish a youth centre. In 1989 the NSW Department of Housing allocated a property for a youth centre where volunteers provided drop-in services and holiday programs, and in 1992 Glebe Youth Service was formerly incorporated. Over the following years, Glebe Youth Service continued to grow its range of services supporting and listening to the young people of Glebe, and today offers an extensive range of programs for children, young people, and families helping them reach their full potential, achieve their goals and contribute positively to their community.