ForeverU is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is empowering youth on their mental health journey through personal development programs and experiences.
We were founded in 2012 by Ryan Hesslau, who at the time was only 16 years old, after researching the stories of students his age who had died by suicide. Their stories became his motivation for developing programs that would ensure that youth who were struggling had the resilience to keep living. Today, Ryan continues to lead ForeverU as the President and Executive Director.
Get in touch with Ryan: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Board of Directors
Founder & Executive Director of ForeverU, Founder & CEO of Above the Waves Inc.
School Psychologist at Bradley Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School.
Director of Community Affairs & Engagement for Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller 6th District
Internship Specialist & Professor of Human Resources at Trinity Christian College.
Development Manger at American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago
Event Coordinator and Committee Member at ForeverU.
Dr. Shaniqua Jones
Dean of Students at Chicago Collegiate Charter School, Author, Speaker, Restorative Justice Practitioner.
Senior Project Designer at Sargent & Lundy LLC - Nuclear Division.