LGBTQ+ Cen­ter

LGBTQ Center Logo 10 22 2020


Wel­come!

Here at the LGBTQ+ Cen­ter at Ken­neth Young, we offer youth pro­gram­ming, advo­ca­cy oppor­tu­ni­ties, pro­fes­sion­al train­ings, and com­mu­ni­ty events through­out the year. 

Young adults can find oppor­tu­ni­ties for social gath­er­ings, net­work­ing, job and career sup­port by email­ing the Cen­ter and get­ting involved with our North Sub­ur­ban Pride Net­work for queer professionals.

To learn more about pro­gram­ming, inquire about train­ings, or rent our space, please con­tact us at [email protected]​kennethyoung.​org

LGBTQ+ Cen­ter Programs

Rain­bow Room Youth Advi­so­ry Coun­cil (RR YAC)

Tues­days 4:30pm‑5:30pm over Zoom

Open to LGBTQ+ high school stu­dents and their allies in the north­ern sub­urbs inter­est­ed in advo­ca­cy, lead­er­ship, build­ing sup­ports for LGBTQ+ youth, and com­mu­ni­ty organizing. 

Click here to register.

Mid­dle School Night

Wednes­days 5pm-7pm

Open to LGBTQ+, unde­cid­ed, and allies cur­rent­ly in mid­dle school. 

Loca­tion: 650 E. Algo­nquin Rd, Schaum­burg, IL 60173

Com­mu­ni­ty Night

Thurs­days 5pm-7pm through September

Open to LGBTQ+ high school stu­dents and their allies. Pro­gram­ming sup­ports stu­dent growth, goals, and empowerment.

Loca­tion: 650 E. Algo­nquin Rd, Schaum­burg, IL 60173

Young Adult Night

Every oth­er Fri­day 6pm-8pm through September

Open to LGBTQ+ young adults aged 19 – 24. Build skills, build friendships. 

Loca­tion: 650 E. Algo­nquin Rd, Schaum­burg, IL 60173

North Sub­ur­ban Pride Network

Quar­ter­ly Meet­ings, reg­is­tra­tion required by email­ing [email protected]​kennethyoung.​org

Are you an adult who lives or works in the north­west sub­urbs? The NSPN gath­ers quar­ter­ly to share needs and share solu­tions to sup­port LGBTQ+ youth. This group col­lab­o­rates with the RR YAC to ensure all efforts are youth-led. 2022/2023 Meet­ing Dates: Sep­tem­ber 20, 2022, Novem­ber 15, 2022, Feb­ru­ary 21, 2023, May 162023

Train­ings & Consultation

Work with our facil­i­ta­tors to cre­ate inter­ac­tive work­shops that fit your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment needs relat­ed to gen­der, sex­u­al­i­ty, sex­u­al health edu­ca­tion, and relat­ed topics.

Our team can also pro­vide con­sul­ta­tions to ensure your work­place is LGBTQ+ affirm­ing for staff and clients, LGBTQ+ affirm­ing school prac­tices, inclu­sive cur­ricu­lum, and more. Email [email protected]​kennethyoung.​org to explore dates and rates!

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