Events & Fundraisers

Youth Outlook hosts or participates in events and fundraisers throughout the year. Whether it is a major large-scale event such as our golf outing, or a third party fundraiser such as the bowling event, there is sure to be something for you! Your participation in these events is critical to our organization and is a significant source of revenue. There are a variety of options for individuals or groups including sponsorship, advertising, participation, or in-kind donations. Contact us today for more information and to learn how you can participate in an event or create one that benefits Youth Outlook.


Save the Date! Dare to Dream 2022. If you are interested in joining our planning committee email lisa.hilgenberg@youth-outlook.org

Events for LGBTQ+ Youth


Tuesday, June 14th at 7:00PM: Can’t Cancel Pride Screening. Follow our social media to join a watch party. Watch here: https://www.cantcancelpride.com/

Naperville Transcend Drop-In Center presents Pride Around the World: Queer Youth Prom on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Register here: https://bit.ly/3yGLKEy

Tuesday, June 21st from 6:30-9:00PM: Family Night at the Joliet/Lockport Drop-In Center, 309 N. Eastern Ave, Joliet

Community Pride Events


Equality Downers Grove is hosting events throughout June. See above!



Wednesday, June 15th from 5:30-7:30PM: St. Charles Park District Cultural Connections Pride Fair, Baker Community Center, 101 Second St, St. Charles

Thursday, June 16th from 6:30-8:00PM: Nature Beyond the Binary (online)

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Nature Beyond the Binary is back! The Morton Arboretum is hosting this online program about nonbinary nature with nateo carreno, who examines the history and science of nonbinary plants and animals. It’s an amazing program chock full of information and time for discussion as well. Ages 16+


Friday, June 17th at 8PM: Join the Bit Theater for their upcoming improvised movie night, featuring improvised trailers by Dill Picollos this Friday!

Get your tickets with the link below, and a portion of the show’s proceeds will go to Youth Outlook. Thank you, Bit Theater, for donating proceeds to Youth Outlook! https://bitimprov.culmas.io/…/Movie%20Night:%20An…

Saturday, June 18th from 9AM-Noon: LGBTQ+ Forest Therapy Walk at The Morton Arboretum

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The Morton Arboretum is offering a forest therapy walk for the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month in June. The walk will be led by a certified forest therapy guide who is also queer. It’ll be a fun and inclusive opportunity to connect with nature and each other through gentle walking meditations in a peaceful setting. Ages 16+


Saturday, June 18th from 12:00-3:00PM: PurrIDE Adoption Event at West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove

Saturday, June 18th from 4-11PM: Dixon Pride! Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/dixonpridefestival

Saturday, June 18th from 12-6PM: Youth Pride Space at Chicago Pride Fest, Waveland & Broadway

Thursday, June 23rd-June 25th: DeKalb Pride Events. Pride March will leave from the Egyptian Theater on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30PM.

Saturday, June 25th from 12:00-3:00PM: Elmhurst Family Pride Fest at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, 367 Spring Road, Elmhurst

Saturday, June 25th from 1:00-5:00PM: Homer Glen Pride in the Parking Lot at Cross of Glory, 14719 W. 163rd, Homer Glen

Monday, June 27th at 7:00PM: Around the Table Discussion with Elmhurst Pride Collective, Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

Monday, July 4th: Wheaton 4th of July Parade with PFLAG DuPage. More details to come!