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Program Update

As a direct result of COVID-19, we have drastically re-invented our program model to meet the needs of youth and families in the coming months. With that in mind, we are excited to share that we will be introducing a new three-phase personal development experience for 7-12 grade students in 2021 which will also include a virtual component. If you would like to be the first to know about enrollment dates and other general program announcements, please provide us with your email to stay in the know.

One-Day Retreats

The first step we encourage a student to take as they begin their journey at ForeverU is participating in a one-day retreat. These retreats provide students with a fast-track to personal development and the power of a growth mindset. At this retreat, students will also be assigned a local mentor and peer group that they will have access to​ on a weekly basis at the conclusion of the retreat.

Overnight Camps

During the winter and summer months, ForeverU offers overnight camps that empower students with life skills and techniques that help them establish a road map for their ideal life path.​ These camps consist of self-discovery sessions with guest speakers, group discussions, personal growth and mindfulness workshops, and other activities that introduce students to the greatness within them.

Online Classrooms

ForeverU offers online "masterclass-style" courses that equip students with knowledge and insight that prepares them for all seasons of life. These classes are voluntarily facilitated by our network of ForeverU partners and will be offered through our website on a weekly basis beginning in 2021.

No matter where our students come from, we help them elevate their potential at school, at home, and in life.

Whether a student is battling depression, experiencing bullying at school, navigating a difficult home life, trying to manage their anxiety, or something in between, we give them the tools to show the world what they're made of.

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Emotional

Intelligence

We help students better manage their thoughts and emotions through practices built on mindfulness and self-awareness.

Character

Development

We help students develop a growth mindset that leads to a life of resilience, confidence, and positive decision making.

Personal

Achievement

We help students establish a sense of order and structure in their life through strategic goal setting techniques and exercises.

Become a Mentor

Mentors have the responsibility of supporting students during their ForeverU experience through our different personal development programs. The intention of integrating mentors into our programs 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.

Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age

  • Certified Mandated Reporter in Illinois

  • Passionate about youth development and mental health advocacy

  • Must have at least an undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, or a related field.

Peer Group Mentor Description

Peer Group Mentors attend a ForeverU one-day retreat where they are assigned no more than (4) students in their local community and have the responsibility of facilitating in-person meetings with the students on the first and third week of each month. Mentors will receive online access to all program materials necessary for leading the program.

Camp Mentor Description

Camp Mentors have the responsibility of leading a group of no more than (6) students at an overnight camp and serve as their designated point person. At the conclusion of the camp, mentors are requested to have a check-in call with their assigned students at least (1) time per month.

Mentor Training & Certification

Applicants are required to undergo a background check and video interview with our mental health subcommittee. If selected, they will be required to complete our online mentor training program.

Disclaimer: ForeverU is classified as a youth development organization. Please know that our volunteers, employees, and representatives are not medical professionals. We are a community of individuals who are passionate about offering support and belonging to youth on their mental health journey. The information and programs we provide are meant to encourage and support students and is not meant to replace the advice or expertise of medical professionals.

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