Volunteers in the drop-in center groups help plan and facilitate programming for LGBTQ youth across a 6 county area in north central IL, including two drop-in centers specific to the needs of trans and gender expansive youth. Volunteers may also get involved in community education/networking and supporting the youth leadership and HIV prevention programs. Volunteers with appropriate skills and interests may choose to work with the parent group.
Drop in centers operate weekly in Naperville, DeKalb, Palatine, Ottawa, Sterling, Elmhurst, and Elgin. All sites run weekly on their designated day. New volunteers are sought for all sites, as well as to assist with maintaining our virtual drop-in center presence established during 2020.
1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville, IL 60563, US
Youth Outlook provides safe, supportive and respectful environments for adolescents who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning (GLBTQ); through wellness education, leadership development, drop-in centers and community education in DuPage, Kane, and DeKalb, Illinois counties.
Drop In Centers in Naperville, DeKalb, Sterling & Aurora provide safe social settings for youth to meet weekly to support each other and discuss topics of interest to participants.
Youth Leadership Program provides opportunities to help run drop-in centers, assist with volunteer training, organize special projects, participate in community education and advise the agency board through the Youth Advisory Board.
Transcend, a weekly program for transgender youth, provides a forum to discuss issues such as gender identity, hormone injections, legal issues, etc.
Community Education on LGBT youth issues, development and current trends offered statewide
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
1828 Old Naperville Road (mailing only)Naperville, IL60563