Become a Mentor

Mentors have the responsibility of supporting students during their ForeverU experience. The intention of integrating mentors into our program is to provide young adults with the opportunity to "be the person they needed when they were younger." Mentors also help us ensure that the students we serve through our programs feel encouraged, valued, and supported during their time in ForeverU.

ForeverU mentors are assigned no more than (4) students. They are responsible for leading them through our digital curriculum on the first and third week of each month using online materials that we provide. After an application is submitted, our Program Committee will review it, which usually takes 2-3 weeks. If you meet our qualifications as a mentor, we will contact you about scheduling an online interview via Zoom. 


Following this interview, you will undergo a background check and screening process, online mentor orientation, and complete our online training program in partnership with Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital.

Mentor Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age

  • Provide a 1-2 minute introduction video.

  • Certified Mandated Reporter in Illinois

  • Must provide at least two references

  • Undergo an intensive screening process.

  • Must have at least an undergraduate degree in a mental health-related field.

  • Must commit to mentoring for a minimum of 6 months.

  • Passionate about youth development and mental health advocacy

  • Required to participate in quarterly check-in calls with Program Manager.

Disclaimer: ForeverU is classified as a youth development organization. While we work closely with medical professionals and have a team of licensed mental health professionals overseeing our program, it is crucial to note that our volunteers, employees, and representatives are not medical professionals. We are a community of individuals passionate about offering hope and belonging to youth experiencing mental health challenges. Therefore, ForeverU should be utilized as an extension or “add-on” resource to youth undergoing professional treatment or receiving formal counseling services from licensed mental health professionals. The information and program we provide are meant to encourage and support students and are not meant to replace medical professionals' advice or expertise.

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