FREE DROP-IN DAYS AND HOURS (Grades 6th – 12th):

Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1211 Catalina Dr. Hanover Park, IL
(Inside the Greenbrook Tanglewood Community Center)

ALIVE Hanover Park Teen Center!

The ALIVE Hanover Park Teen Center is located inside the Greenbrook Tanglewood Community Center! Our center is Teen-Led Teen-Driven™ (TLTD). We offer free after-school drop-in hours, mentoring, workshops, and teen programs in various practices that support physical and emotional well-being and inspire personal growth and purpose. Topics include leadership, nutrition, and healthy eating, stress management, community service projects, healing arts through music, art and dance, meditation, creative writing, mindfulness, and more!


Ashley Mallqui 

Teen Advisory Board Member

Learn More About Ashley

Ashley is a Junior at Lake Park High School. She enjoys being involved at her school by being a libero on the volleyball team and being in DECA, where she placed third at state in her event. Outside of school, she is a math tutor at Kumon and also enjoys volunteering at the Outreach House in Lombard. In her free time, she loves to bake, listen to music, listen to podcasts, and spend time with friends and family. She is excited to be a part of the T.A.B. for the second year and to make a difference in her community!

Julia Surzykiewicz

Teen Advisory Board Member

Learn More About Julia

Julia am a rising Junior at Lake park High School.  She volunteers at a down syndrome care facility, a local bird shelter, and is involved at a VFW Post.  She has participated in a series of rewarding projects that help teach healthy coping mechanisms. At school, she is a strong participant in Youth and Government. She placed second in the LA forum and was a Clerk Bailiff, which allowed her to become a leader within the program. She hopes to run for student body governor next year and is currently refining her campaign. Julia is an active member of DECA, and placed first regionally, fifth in the state, in addition to participating in internationals. She is also a 2 year R5YPC FEMA member, presented in multiple webinars, created preparedness projects, and became a leader in the program. This afforded her the opportunity to join the National YPC where she hopes to spread preparedness on a national level. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, taking walks with her dog, and reading.

ALIVE Hanover Park's Teen Advisory Board

TAB is a working board and leadership program; they organize into committees to see programs and events through from conception to fruition. The staff at ALIVE supports the T.A.B. in their work with mentoring and guidance, but the teens are doing the majority of the work to see that their passions and ideas are realized. Our T.A.B. makes a real impact on the organization and on the community through their work and its members obtain real life leadership skills.

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ALIVE Hanover Park Drop-In Supervisor

Alex has spent the past 17 years as a mental health professional helping serve at-risk youth, working with inner-city adolescents and DCFS wards of the state in Chicago and the western suburbs. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, specializing in adolescents with mental illness and behavior disorders. Alex has worn many hats over the years in the social work field, starting as an Recreational Therapist, to a Unit Supervisor for a Residential Group Home, to Treatment Team Coordinator and Milieu Treatment Manager. Alex enjoys being active and works in many different capacities in order to help foster resiliency in youth. He uses his musical skills, humor, passion for life, and listening/understanding for connecting with youth.

Have a question or looking to partner with ALIVE Hanover Park? Reach out to Alex!