MoveFwd was originally named Teens Alone. It was founded in 1990 as the brainchild of local high school social workers who were concerned about increases in the numbers of teens who had nowhere to sleep at night or who needed counseling beyond what the school could provide. Local schools, police and concerned citizens put their heads together to establish Teens Alone.
MoveFwd now offers counseling to teens in 18 different middle and high schools in four west suburban districts. After years of advocacy for suburban needs, 2014 was a breakthrough year as MoveFwd began directly providing transitional housing and drop-in center services for suburban homeless youth. Both programs are growing to meet pent-up community need.
Demonstrate a commitment to the MoveFwd mission and service goals
Attend bi-monthly board meetings
Membership and attendance on at least one board committee
Annually review and approve the budget
Annually review and approve the fundraising plan
Approve major actions and policies of MoveFwd, such as capital purchases and major program and service changes
Approve the Executive Director's performance review and compensation recommendations of the review committee
Assess the agency's performance against its stated goals
Assist in the recruitment of board and committee members
Ensure that MoveFwd is in compliance with all relevant laws
Assist in the implementation of the fundraising plan
Participate in long range/strategic planning
Participate in the board's annual self-assessment
Represent MoveFwd in the community
Voice the issues, concerns, and needs of the segment of the community that you represent
Make a personal financial contribution to MoveFwd.
Furnish names of possible donors for annual appeal.
- Business Development
- Youth Services
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Bi-monthly board meetings.