Helping Kids and Parents Thrive

Navigate Adolescence is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing kids and their parents the tools needed to navigate adolescence with confidence, resilience, and kindness.





Calling all Kids!  We have seen your artwork on the sidewalks and covering the windows of your homes all around our community -- and you have all been encouraging, kind, supportinve, inspiring, and just plain awesome!  Navigate would like to help spread your amazing messages and would like to invite you to continue to share all that creativity in a community-wide virtual art show and competition.

Navigate will present a new idea and creative challenge on the first day of every month.  You then create your art, take a picture of it and email it to us.  All submitted artwork will be posted in an online gallery on the Navigate website and winners will be selected each month by a guest panel of judges and shared via our social media outlets.  Each month there will be a chance to win fun prizes for every age group.


Navigate Fall Fundraiser

Navigate Fall Fundraiser


We have been working on reimagining our fall fundraiser, and with the generous support of Ballydoyle Irish Bar & Restuarant we are going to be offering an alternative to our Pancake Breakfast.  We will be set up outside of Ballydoyle on the morning of the Downers Grove Downtown Management Window Painting Event and will be serving up hot coffee and Ballydoyle's freshly made donuts.

We hope to see you there -- and don't miss our raffle with the chance to win the new Series 6 Apple Watch, AirPods and more!

Saturday, October 24, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
At Ballydoyle Irish Bar & Restaurant


NAVIGATE PRESENTS: Navigating the Case of the Missing Dog

NAVIGATE PRESENTS: Navigating the Case of the Missing Dog

Part Scavenger Hunt, Part Mystery, Part Game of Deduction -- In this action-packed game, your dog has gone missing and it is your team's job to navigate your way around town using your powers of deduction to solve this "Clue" like mystery of who found your missing dog, and just what it was that made your dog stop chasing a squirrel and beg for attention.

Your team will travel to 10 different destinations around town where you will find clues that will help you solve the mystery.  You will need about an hour and a half, and a cell phone that can read QR codes to play and gather clues at each destination.

Navigate your way through this fun challenge, including special deals at local merchants, any time between October 9th and 18th, for a chance to win $100, $75 or $50 in Downtown Downers Dollars!

Socially distanced and relationship-building fun ideal for families with young people ages 8 and up!


Navigate Adolescence is committed to providing a supportive and positive environment for all of our workshops. As we continue to grow and expand our reach, we continue to grow and expand measures to ensure our program environment is safe—and feels safe, welcoming, and inclusive—to all participants.

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