Our Mission: To provide the community
with a welcoming place to create, play, learn and connect
with what makes them come alive.

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The Alive Center has merged with
Naperbridge to offer fun and exciting
programs for our teens!

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

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Our adult programming keeps the space busy when the teens are not using it, and helps to fund our teen programs.

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Our classes & Workshops have been created to help individuals connect with their passions and increase overall well-being. The classes are small in size, designed to facilitate active learning, in a collaborative and relaxed environment. Classes meet every week. Workshops will range from 1 ½ to 8 hours depending on the topic.

Choose from a variety of programs including:

Life Skills
Healthy / Eco Living
Stress Reduction


Our coaching is one-on-one with a certified professional Coach.  Each coaching session takes place in our center. Our coaches help you to identify your goals and create a plan for reaching them. 

Choose from a variety of coaching, including:

ADD/ADHD  Coaching
Life Coaching
Wellness Coaching
Spiritual Coaching
(group and individual available)

Alive is Naperville’s Teen Center! We provide teens with a unique place that is Teen-Led Teen-Driven (TLTD) to empower the youth of today to become the impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow. Our Teen Initiate Program supports older teens in creating, leading and driving programs at Alive to serve our younger teens. This teens helping teens model empowers all of them to be their best.

A Variety of Offerings all TLTD!

Teen Initiate Innovation Program
Free Drop-in Hours (after school and summer)
Open Mic Nights
Community Service Projects
Student Advisory Board
So Much More

Upcoming Events

Mon 26

Evening Meditations with Lisa 7-8p

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 27

The Artist’s Way Series: Phase I 10:00a-12:00p

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 28

Nia Dance 10:30am

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 28

Healthy Cooking w/ Chef Christy 7-8:30pm

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 30

Drum Circle 7:30-8:30P

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our Mission

To provide the community with a welcoming place to create, play, learn and connect with what makes them come alive.


What is The Alive Center

In January of 2015 Alive Center merged with NaperBridge to create a better place for teens and adults to learn, grow, and connect.

The Alive Center serves teens and adults that are interested in connecting with what makes them come alive, increasing their health and well-being and having a stronger sense of community and belonging – with a goal being to lead an inspired, vibrant and fulfilled life.

The Alive Center is a nonprofit offering workshops, classes, events, private or group coaching and NaperBridge Teen Programs – all designed to foster physical and emotional well-being and inspire personal growth.

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“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman

A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We are very grateful to our go to market Partners!

We’re doing incredible things!