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.

 

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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life at Alive looks like? Come and take a virtual trip through the Alive Center with our staff and teens. From Drop-in activities in the lounge to healthy cooking in the kitchen, and Teen-Led, Teen-DrivenTM (TLTD) programs in the large studio to music in the recording studio, you can virtually explore all that Alive has to offer.

So join us for some Mardi Gras fun; where teens think we’re a pretty bead deal!

Live Auction | Raffle Prizes | Games

We’re doing incredible things!

LOCATIONS

TEEN LED PROGRAMS

TUTORING SESSIONS

}

MENTORING HOURS

TEENS IMPACTED

TOTAL TEEN VISITS

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

 

Hours: Doors are closed effective November 20, 2020 for in person drop-in and clubs. Follow us on Facebook for updated information.

VIRTUAL DROP-IN AND CLUBS ARE AVAILABLE

Monday – Friday 3pm – 4pm 

Alive@Community

Inside Community Christian Church

Opening January 6, 2021 for tours and registration

Hours: MON, WED, FRI: 3:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

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

Get Email Updates From Alive in Your Inbox