Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation Helps Make Camps Possible

and Encourages Girls to Participate

Camp Location: Alive Center, 78 S. LaSalle Street in Aurora

Register Here or Phone 630-778-6093

AURORA, IL, USA, July 11, 2022. “We are over the moon with excitement to help spread the word about Alive Center Aurora’s upcoming summer STEM camp for elementary and middle school youth and Girls Engineering Camp,” said Amy Baudouin, Board Chair, Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation (AWEF). “And we’re asking Aurora community leaders to help us share this life-expanding information with others.”

Both camps are free and open to all, and are made possible through a grant Alive Center Aurora received from AWEF. The Girls Engineering Camp will be held July 25th, 27th, and 29th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm and the Youth4Sci Tech Camp follows from 2:00 pm to 3:00pm.

Both camps will be held at Alive Center, 78 S. LaSalle Street in Aurora. While participation is encouraged for all three days, youth who can only participate on one or two days are welcome to join.

“Our team put together fun and engaging camps to share the joy of science, technology, engineering and math in a safe, supportive, and supervised environment,” said Kandice Henning, Founder and CEO at Alive Center. “In addition to the Engineering Camp designed expressly for girls, we’re encouraging girls to stay another hour for the STEM camp which takes place on the same day immediately following the Engineering camp.”

The Alive Center Aurora offers Teen-Led Teen-Driven programs at no cost to all students grades 6-12 each day after school and over the summer to encourage leadership, promote success in school, teach effective coping skills, and foster human connections between teens from all races and ethnicities. The girl empowerment programs align closely with the mission of AWEF to elevate and empower women and future women. The girl-focused programs offered at the Aurora Alive Center location include Dare to Be Rare, Girl Empowerment Club, Girl’s STEM programs Coding, as well as Summer STEM Camps.

Those interested in learning more about Alive Center programs in Aurora can drop in Monday through Friday between 3 and 7 pm at 78 S. LaSalle Street, or connect with Alive at or 630-778-6093.

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The Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation mission is to elevate and empower Aurora-area women and future women by making grants to tax-exempt nonprofits engaged in meaningful, measurable work that helps women over the hurdles of inequity and exclusion, propelling them forward with life-changing programs and services.  For more information about grants made by AWEF, including our grant guidelines and online application, visit

ALIVE Center Aurora
Centrally located inside the Community Christian Church on LaSalle in downtown Aurora, the Alive Center Aurora provides teens with 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, Alive offers 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, creative writing and just plain fun! Alive is a place to belong and learn important life skills. Alive’s paid programming and facility rentals help fully utilize the space while allowing the community to support our local teens.