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 Naperville
In-person Drop-in
Monday – Friday
Summer: 1pm – 6pm
School Year: 3pm – 7pm

Closed 12/22 – 1/4

Alive Aurora
In-person Drop-in
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2:45pm – 6pm

Closed 12/22 – 1/4

Due to COVID-19, all teens must have signed waiver form on file at Alive.       Click here to review and sign the form.

Giving Tuesday 2021: #ConnectionMatters!

Impacting teens in meaningful ways through CONNECTION, COMPASSION and CONFIDENCE!

A fundraising campaign for Alive Center NFP

Dear Alive Center Community,
We are reaching out to ask for your support of our 2021 Annual Appeal. The increased social isolation and stress caused by the pandemic has taken a toll on our youth. Most of our teens need connection and engagement with others who share their interests and passions now more than ever. We are raising funds to provide Connection, offer Compassion, and instill Confidence within our youth. They need more connection with peers and trustworthy adults, less screen time, and a safe space to be genuine.

We are asking for your help to ensure we may continue to serve our clients while keeping Alive Center financially stable. Your gift to our annual campaign will make an impact and create lasting change by reaching our kids today, when they are most vulnerable, and lifting them up.

Learn more about what your support provides  by clicking the Donate Now button.

We ask that you find the compassion in your heart to connect with our teens to help provide the confidence these teens need to re-engage with life post-pandemic. Our teens and staff greatly appreciate your generosity! Thank you for supporting our 2021 year-end campaign! 

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 in Naperville. 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 Locations

Alive Naperville


In-person Drop-in

Monday – Friday 3pm – 7pm 


Alive Aurora

Inside Community Christian Church

In-person Drop-in

Monday – Wednesday – Friday

2:45pm – 6:00 pm 

Hanover Park

Forest Park

 If you are interested in an Alive satellite location in your community, please contact us!

A Big Thank You to Our Main Sponsors!

Edmond and Alice Opler Foundation

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