KYC’s LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adult Center is a safe space for youth and allies to learn about self-expression and identity, while building strong interpersonal connections with other LGBTQ+ youth (11−17) and young adults (18−24). Some individuals who attend activities are not out or able to express themselves in every area of their lives, so the Center gives them a safe place to be themselves.
With events throughout the month, our LGBTQ+ Center provides entertainment, educational opportunities, and social activities at our 650 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg Office. (Find us in Suite 104!) Teens and young adults can come to enjoy creative arts, movie or board game nights, yoga/meditation, community service activities, and more. These events provide learning opportunities about inclusive, positive, healthy behaviors, and opportunities to collaborate on leadership activities. Designed with the feedback provided by the LGBTQ+ therapeutic group that was conducted at Kenneth Young Center, the Center is focused on youth-led, youth-empowered programming.
LGBTQ+ Center Programs
COVID-19 Update: All in-person events require face coverings over the nose and mouth. We will also be checking temperatures at the door. Capacity is limited to 16 persons, and registration is required ahead of time. Virtual event are held through Zoom. Please contact LGBTQCenter@kennethyoung.org with any questions.
LGBTQ+ Advisory Council
This group will meet on Thursdays from 3:30PM to 5:00PM.
Join our leadership and advocacy group for LGBTQ+ Youth (ages 13 — 17)!
Parent and Guardian Support Group
This group will meet on the last Tuesday of the month from 7:00PM to 8:15PM.
Join this group for parents and guardians of LGBTQ+ youth (ages 11 — 24).
“After Hours” will be held every Thursday until 7PM.
Reserve our space to come chill! Bring some friends by to hang out, reserve a place to study, use the Mac lab, and more. Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot! You may also text or call  212-1747.
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