Belonging Begins Here.
The Columbus Crew and Kaleidoscope Youth Center both began in 1994.
KYC and the Crew: OGs in Ohio, and both proudly supported by The Nordecke. We invite you to participate in our annual Prideraiser campaign for the four games from May 28 through June 30 to benefit the Kaleidoscope Youth Center.
KYC is "the largest and longest-standing organization in Ohio solely dedicated to serving and supporting queer youth. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we work to provide a safer place, programming, and leadership opportunities so that youth can be free to explore who they are and empowered to become their confident, truest self." The youth service agency serving the Central Ohio area is a community organization that provides a safe space Drop-In Center, daily virtual and in-person programing, housing support for homeless or housing insecure young people, professional training, consulting, advocacy, and "is the state hub for Ohio GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance) Network".
The Nordecke believes that when we are able to be who we truly are and love who we truly love we are all better off. Our commitment to bringing that about is the focus of this campaign but lasts year round.
Also check out the 2022 Nordecke You Belong Pride Scarf that also benefits KYC.