Donations to ALIVE directly support our free after school drop-in programs, providing local teens a safe, inclusive space to lead, discover, learn and find a place to belong!

Kandice interviews Andrew Bradshaw about his experience as Teen Advisory Board Co-president (2020-21), and how it fostered his leadership skills. 

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A.I.M. for Youth Impact by becoming an ALIVE Impact Member and continue empowering our local youth as a monthly donor.

ALIVE helps teens AIM for brighter futures. We look to special friends like you to improve our AIM to impact young lives with your donation. Become a monthly ALIVE Impact Member and help us continue to empower our local youth through our 4 guiding pillars and membership levels:

DISCOVERY: $10/Month

Give local youth the chance to discover their strengths in school. A monthly donation of $10 makes tutoring accessible to students of all backgrounds and income-levels by providing supplies and resources.


Sponsor a pair of local youth in our mentoring program with a monthly donation of $25. Our mentoring program builds self-esteem in both mentor and mentee which combats mental health struggles that so many teens face. The confidence that they will gain in the program will instill a new-found resiliency.


The Alive Center prides itself on being created by teens, for teens. A monthly donation of $50 sponsors our Teen-Led, Teen-Driven™ programs, as well as our Teen Advisory Board. Both opportunities offer positions of leadership to teens, as well as workshops and programs to assist them.

BELONGING: $100/Month

Help local youth to connect with themselves and others through the many offerings held during Drop-in Hours. A monthly donation of $100 helps sponsor the resources, food, and programs that are offered to teens for FREE when they drop in.

Drop-in hours, tutoring, clubs, and other resources at the ALIVE Center are free to teens. We strive to support teens of all backgrounds, making our space a safe and inclusive environment for all. Your support allows us the resources to continue our youth empowerment movement, as they face the many challenges of growing up, and as they discover resiliency, leadership, and belonging.





ALIVE’s Teen-Led, Teen-Driven(TLTD) model provides local teens with support and a space to create and lead while empowering younger teens and tweens in the process.


The ALIVE Center provides teens with a space and adult support to try new things, find their passion and boost their self esteem.


Leave a legacy of empowered, resilient teens

The ALIVE center now has three locations and is being sought after by many communities to serve local teens. Imagine if you could help us continue and grow this fantastic work for many years to come…  You could be legendary by making a planned gift to the ALIVE Center.  Thousands of young people would be more resilient and have a greater sense of belonging leading to a brighter future for them. Your gift would mean the ALIVE Center could continue to expand to new locations and reach many more teens.

For more information about including the ALIVE Center in your long-term financial plans, please contact us at


Food Services

As a teen center, we purchase a lot of pizza, sandwiches, healthy snacks, and juice for our after-school drop-in hours. Some teens rely on the ALIVE Center for meals after school.

Please consider donating gift cards for restaurants or grocery stores to allow us to provide food to our teens.

Art Donation Wall

Our lounge showcases an artistic donation wall – visible from the front door – to honor our largest corporate and personal donors. The donor picks the design of the piece of wood to be displayed on their behalf, e.g. name, logo, and design. Guaranteed to be displayed for 5 years. Fill out the form and mail it with your check to 500 W. Fifth Ave, Naperville IL 60563.

Corporate Matching

Does your company match generosity with a charity matching program? Select ALIVE as your charity of choice and double the impact of your donation.

Does your company match volunteering? Encourage your employees to volunteer by matching their hours with a donation to ALIVE. Volunteers work directly with teens at the center and make an impact in a personal way. 


You can also give back to ALIVE by donating items from our Wish List!

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