Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Rd., Elk Grove Village
Links North Shore Youth Health Service panel discussion about LGBT issues in the schools. Participants from Links’ Pride Youth Program will share their experiences alongside adult speakers from Equality Illinois, Lambda Legal, PFLAG, and local schools.
Links’ Pride Youth Program serves grades 9-12, providing a safe and confidential space for LGBT youth to build community and support each other. Professional staff and trained volunteers provide ongoing support and education regarding issues such as the coming out process, dealing with homophobia, current events and issues, and the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Weekly meetings are held in Northfield, Palatine, and Evanston, and the program serves over 200 young people each year from 45 north and northwest suburban communities. Links also offers health education in the schools and community and a reproductive health care clinic. The Northfield-based non-profit’s mission is to empower young people to make informed, responsible decisions about their health, well-being, and sexuality.
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