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LGBTQ+ Cen­ter

LGBTQ Youth and Young Adult Center

COVID-19 Update: As a safe­ty pre­cau­tion, all pro­gram­ming at the LGBTQ+ Cen­ter has moved to vir­tu­al plat­forms. Please con­tact LGBTQCenter@​kennethyoung.​org with any questions.

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 (1117) and young adults (1824). 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.

To learn more about pro­gram­ming or to reg­is­ter for events, please con­tact us.

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