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KYC at a glance:
established in 1994
serves LGBTQ & Ally youth ages 12-20
Over 400 unique youth made over 4,000 visits to the Center in 2005
More than 80% of participants list "isolation/loneliness" as a reason they visit the Center
January 22, 2016 "Youth group gets surprise cash infusion"by RIta Price of The Columbus Dispatch Details the generous donation of Tow W. Davis to KYC in support of the Center's relocation, featuring quotes from Mr. Davis and Executive Director Amy Eldridge.
October 7, 2013 "Ohio bill would prevent conversion therapy of gay youths" by Jim Siegel of The Columbus Dispatch Discusses the introduction of a bill by State Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) that would ban licensed counselors from attempting to change the sexual orientation of a youth. Executive Director Amy Eldridge is quoted.
January 24, 2013 All Sides with Ann Fisher - WOSU 89.7FM Executive Director Amy Eldridge appeared on the second hour with author and New York Times columnist John Schwartz. Ann, Amy and John discussed support systems for LGBTQ teens who are coming out. Listen to and watch the show here.
June 30, 2012 "Poll a ‘wake-up call’ to toll on LGBT teens" by Rita Price in The Columbus Dispatch Releases Human Rights Campaign's Ohio data from major youth survey, and quotes two former Kaleidoscope youth and Amy Eldridge, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope.
May 26, 2012 Radio Outlook - WVKO 1580am Amy Eldridge, Executive Director, was a guest on WVKO 1580am's Radio Outlook show. Amy discussed Other Prom, our first annual GSA Summit, the history of the Center, and the great programs that take place in our space. Listen to the podcast here (interview begins at the 34 minute mark).
April 27, 2012 "Funky strip to address hot-button issue" by Ken Gordon in The Columbus Dispatch The article describes comic artist Tom Batuik's recent story line in Funky Winkerbean about a same-sex couple attending prom. Gordon interviews Tom Batuik, and highlights information about the Other Prom and quotes from KYC Executive Director Amy Eldridge.