Our Mission is to be a teen-led, teen-driven center focused on empowering the youth of today to become the impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow.

Our Teen Initiate program is an innovative Teen-Led Teen-Driven (TLTD) program that provides local teens with support and a space to innovate and lead while empowering younger teens and tweens in the process.


We Need You!
Alive needs adult volunteers to mentor and hang out with our teens after school.


We need YOUR help in keeping a safe place for the youth of Naperville.


ALIVE TURNS 5! Help us celebrate our 5 year anniversary during the month of May.
Give $5 to Alive today to help show your support for another 5 years!

We’re doing incredible things!








Our Mission

Our mission statement was written by our teens and is the voice and heart which drives the center:


Our Mission is to be a teen-led, teen-driven center focused on empowering the youth of today to become the impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow.

What Happens at Alive?

Teen Center

The Alive Center serves all teens (grades 6-12) who are interested in connecting with what makes them come alive!

Programs that focus on health, well-being, and building a stronger sense of community, include: Free after-school drop-in hours, Mentoring, Tutoring, Clubs, Life skills classes, Leadership opportunities, Study lounge, Teen-only events, Empowerment programs.

Teen Led Programs

Teen Initiate is an innovative, Teen-Led, Teen-Driven© (TLTD) program that provides teens with support and space to innovate and lead while empowering them in the process.

Current Teen Initiate programs include: Junior High Mentoring, Girl Empowerment Club, STEM Exploration Club, Robotics and STEM groups, Tutoring by The Merry Tutor, Excel Service Club, Media Team, and more!

Signature Events

There is always something going on at Alive! From our tutoring and club meetings, to a variety of activities for teens with all interests, you won’t want to miss what’s coming at Alive! 

Throughout the year we host several signature events, including fundraisers and our epic Art event! Check back soon to learn about our next major event, and visit our calendar for events happening every day!

Space Rentals

Are you looking for a unique rental space that has it all?  Host your special event at the Alive Center. Completely customizable options to meet your needs. Have an idea?

Connect with us and we can make it happen! We’ve hosted a variety of special events, including Birthday parties, Showers, Scouting events, Exercise groups, Meetups, Classes/workshops, and many more!

Alive Now Has 3 Locations!

Inside The Fry Family YMCA


Hours: WED & FRI:  2 p.m – 5:30 p.m.

Summer Hours (start June 10th):
FRI 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Alive Naperville


Hours: MON/WED/FRI: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. TUE/THU 3 p.m. – 6 p.m

Summer Hours (start June 3rd):
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

(Free Lunches from Northern Illinois Food Bank 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.)

Inside Eola Community Center

Hours: MON & THU: 2:30 p.m – 5 p.m.

Summer Hours (Start June 10th:
MON & THU 1 p.m – 4 p.m.

A Big Thank You to Our Main Sponsors!