Teen Initiate

What is Teen Initiate?

Teen Initiate is an innovative Teen-Led Teen-Driven (TLTD) program that provides teens with support and a space to innovate and lead while empowering younger teens and tweens in the process.

Teen Led Mentoring


Teen Led Tutoring


Teen Led Clubs


Teen Led Workshops


High Schoolers:


Start a new program, class, campaign, nonprofit, fundraiser at alive with the support of the Teen Initiate program.


“Even in some cases where I felt I was incapable, I rose to the empowering occasion, knowing that I had the full support of the Alive Center behind me. With this knowledge, I never felt too overwhelmed, or too stressed out, yet I knew I had open territory for which I could create a program that I felt necessary.

Kandice and the Alive Center gave me just enough support to feel encouraged, while still allowing me to lead the program uninhibited.”

Nabila Qadri, Junior High Mentoring Program Lead 

Junior High Kids


Take advantage of all of our awesome Teen Initiate programs!

Program Name


Teen Program Lead

Dare to be Rare: Girl Empowerment Club

Empowerment club for junior high girls that meets twice a month

Riley Finck (NNHS) Christina Karabetsos (NNHS)

Excel Club

Exchange Club for High Schoolers

Charlotte Albright (NCHS)

Junior High Mentoring Program

High school students mentor a junior high student during after school drop-in hours

Nabila Qadri (NNHS) Elly Qunell (NNHS)

Media Smart Youth

Health workshop on the dangers of media

Mariel Thompson (NNHS)

Open Mic Nights

Open Mic Venue for high schoolers

Akira Kennedy (NNHS)

Science Exploration Club

Hands-on sience club Tuesdays at 4pm

Jatin Mathur (NNHS)

Student Advisory Board

Alive Student Board which helps to drive our teen center

Nabila Qadri (NNHS) Akira Kennedy (NNHS)

The Merry Tutor

High school students provide free tutoring to younger teens/tweens Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 – 6pm

Jane Boetther (NNHS)

“Unlike other institutions and organizations, the Alive Center enables teens to do anything they want to!”

Jatin Mathur, Science Exploration Club lead