About Us


  We had our beginnings in 1996 when a group of community members in DuPage County, Illinois met to discuss their concerns over the lack of area resources for LGBTQ youth. Two years later, Youth Outlook was up and running with our first drop-in center, our first grant, and our first executive director. Since that […]

Drop-In Centers & Locations


Youth Outlook has four drop-in centers, one each in  Naperville, DeKalb, Sterling and Aurora. Groups meet every week and are a safe social setting for youth to meet other LGBTQ teens and talk about a variety of topics. For example, we might have a guest speaker talk about how to start a Gay Straight Alliance […]

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Team Youth Outlook

Do you have time in your schedule for an evening with intelligent, politically aware youth? Have time to laugh? Want to make a difference in a young person’s life? We’ve got a place for you! Become a Volunteer Become a Board Member Become an Intern Attend an Event Make a Donation