Current and upcoming free female-focused programs at ALIVE Aurora include:
Dare to Be Rare: This girls empowerment club is co-led by ALIVE Teen Leads Diana Rivera and Sam Serrano who attend West Aurora High School. The club is scheduled to run through April 19 and meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Girls attending, who range from 5th to 9th grade, learn about building confidence through discussions on topics such as healthy relationships, self-care, balance, goal setting, career exploration, and finding a sense of belonging within the community.
STEM programs: STEM programming is provided during regular Drop-in hours and through ALIVE’s summer STEM camps. Current programs include Robotics, Coding Basics, 3D Printing, as well as Digital Media and Marketing.
Free Your Mind: This club runs through April 19 and meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. The club, led by Alexa Rodriguez from West Aurora High School and is for 5th—12th graders who want to de-stress and have special activities to meet others and share thoughts and experiences.
Microbiome Spooky Guts Workshop: This special Spring session will be led by Cara Jacob who attends the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, and shines the light on the importance of healthy living through a fun dive into mysterious microbiomes and gut health.
Other upcoming STEM-focused programs include a Summer STEM exploration camp and a technology-focused Art camp.
Parents in the community are always welcome to tour ALIVE Aurora as they schedule tours for teens and their families several times throughout the year. Those interested in learning more about ALIVE Aurora can drop in Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 2:45 and 6 pm at 78 S. LaSalle Street, or connect with ALIVE at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-778-6093.