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.

Interested in starting a club or applying to the Teen Advisory Board?

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“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!

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

Jatin Mathur, Science Exploration Club lead