About Us

Team Youth Outlook

  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/ Social Services


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 […]


thank you

There are many ways to donate! You can donate time, office supplies, food for drop in centers, services or good old money! Donate Time: Look at our volunteer information page. There is no such thing as just a volunteer. Donate Office Supplies: We need postage stamps, copy paper, Office Max gift cards, books on ice […]