Frequently Asked Questions
Who owns The Alley?
The Alley is NOT owned by an individual. The Alley is owned and operated by Project Teen-Safe, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Project Teen-Safe was developed shortly after founders, Jim & Tonya Lewis, began work to gain community support for a teen center in Dodge City. The Alley relies completely on donations, grants and fundraisers in order to operate and keep the doors open to serve the youth. Founders, Jim & Tonya Lewis, continue to support of The Alley since its opening in 1997. Jim Lewis also serves on the Board of Directors.
Does the City of Dodge City have any ownership of The Alley?
No. The Alley is a non-profit organization that has no affiliation or ownership by the City. We would like to recognize the City of Dodge City for it's support over the years. The Alley has always been owned and operated by the non-profit organization, Project Teen-Safe, Inc., which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Alley relies completely on donations, grants and fundraisers to operate and keep the doors open to serve the youth.
Is there a dress code at The Alley?
Yes. Click here to view The Alley's DRESS CODE
How much does it cost to attend Alley events?
It depends on the program or event. Most weekend dances are $3.00 admission. The EndZone Afterschool program is FREE to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
How does The Alley raise money?
The Alley is a non-profit organization that relies on donations, grants and fundraising events. A portion of our income also comes from dance admission cover charge, snacks and beverages sold during events as well as building rental income.
Why does The Alley need money? What bills do they pay?
The Alley pays a salary to a full-time Director to operate all programs at The Alley. Part-time wages are also paid on an as-needed basis. We also pay utilities (water, heating/air-conditioning, electric), building insurance, repair and maintenance of equipment, replacement costs of equipment, and cable. In addition, we provide a variety of activities, including the FREE EndZone afterschool program, that requires funding for supplies, etc.
How can I help The Alley?
Donate items needed for programs
Volunteer at events and fundraisers
Offer expertise at a seminar during the EndZone Afterschool program
The Alley is a non-profit organization and donations are always welcome.
Where can I find out more information about The Alley?
Can I rent The Alley?
Yes, The Alley is available to rent for special events for all ages (i.e. birthday parties, baby showers, retirement party), at the discretion of the Director. Our facility is Alcohol-free, Tobacco-free and Drug-free at all times...even during private rental. Contact The Alley Director by phone or email for more information on rental rates, details and available dates.
Who is in charge at The Alley?
Director, Mindy Stapleton, is responsible for coordinating all events, programs and fundraising. The Project Teen-Safe, Inc. adult Board of Directors holds monthly meetings, oversees the Director, and provides support.