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LGBTQ+ Center

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)!

Click here to reg­is­ter.


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).

Click here to reg­is­ter.


“After Hours”

“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 to reserve your spot! You may also text or call [847] 212-1747.

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