M-W-F 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. T-TH 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Summer Hours Begin June 3rd: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Free Lunches from the Northern Illinois Food Bank 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.)
Alive@Fry located inside the Fry Family YMCA
Hours: Wednesday & Friday 2:00 p.m – 5:30 p.m.
Summer Hours begin June 10th: Fridays @ Fry 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Alive@Eola located inside the Eola Community Center
Hours: Monday & Thursday 2:30 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours begin June 10th: Monday & Thursday 1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.
- Free after-school drop-in hours
- Life skills classes
- Leadership Opportunities
- Study Lounge
- Teen-only events
- Empowerment programs
To see all of our programs (including camps) click here: Alive Programs
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!
To see our full calendar click here Alive Calendar
Connect with us and we can make it happen!
- Birthday parties
- Scouting events
- Exercise groups
- And more!
Learn more about Space Rentals here.
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 is the Alive Center?
Alive is Naperville’s teen center. Centrally located, we provide teens a unique place to connect, discover and come alive! Our mission is to be a teen-led, teen-driven (TLTD) center focused on empowering the youth of today to become the impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow. As a nonprofit organization we offer free drop-in hours after school and over the summer as well as a myriad of programs, classes and events, designed to build confident and resilient teens.
On any given day at Alive one will find teen-led tutoring, mentoring and clubs as well as life skill classes such as unstructured art and dance, nutrition and healthy cooking, stress management, open music venues, creative writing and just plain fun! We are a place to belong and learn important life skills. We are about new experiences and expanding minds!