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Change Young Lives: Mentor Local Teens

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Mentors have the responsibility of supporting and mentoring students through our personal growths program for teens. The primary job of a mentor is not to fix anyone, but to ensure that the students we serve feel encouraged, valued, and supported through their journey of self-discovery.

​Mentors are assigned a local instructor and small group of students and are responsible for assisting the instructor at weekly sessions that help students comprehend and apply a wide variety of practical life skills and mental tools for writing the next chapter of their life story.


Once a prospective mentor submits their application, we will review the application, contact the provided references, and complete a thorough background check. The background check we conduct includes a Department of Justice sex offender search, a national criminal search, a current county of residence search, and a terrorist watchlist search.

If we believe an applicant is a good fit for our program, they will be invited to schedule an interview with our team. If selected, the applicant must then complete our certification program, facilitated and overseen by mental health professionals affiliated with our organization.

The certification program mentors must complete integrates training on our program policies and procedures, mental health first aid, crisis intervention, implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, addressing sensitive topics, and effectively serving as a role model for our students.

  • At Least 21 Years of Age.
  • Experience Working or Volunteering with Youth.
  • Passionate About Youth Development and Mental Health Advocacy.

  • Commit to two hours of mentoring per week for three months.
  • Comply with and adhere to all local, state, and federal applicable laws.
  • Comply with and adhere to all active CDC social distancing guidelines.
  • Comply with all current and future program policies and procedures.
  • Must serve as a brand ambassador for FOREVERU by participating in events, fundraisers, and engaging with all online social media content.

  • Provide a 1-minute introduction video.
  • Must provide at least two references.
  • Complete a thorough background check.
  • Complete the enrollment application.

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400 E. Lincoln Hwy., Suite 101, New Lenox, IL 60451, US

Mission Statement

FOREVERU is a nonprofit youth development organization dedicated to helping teenagers write the next chapter of their life story through personal growth experiences.


FOREVERU offers transformative program experiences to teens ages 12-18. Our available teen programs aim to prepare them for an emotionally healthy, thriving future by empowering them with evidence-based life skills and support that build resilience.

​Since 2012, our presence has been a promise to youth who struggle to see better days that there is something inside them this world is waiting to see. This promise has become the foundation for our programs that present those we serve with hope and belonging as they learn how to establish a meaningful life path for themselves and their future. Taking these steps moves us closer to our vision of a community where all youth recognize their inherently unique purpose and potential.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


400 E. Lincoln Hwy.Suite 101New Lenox, IL 60451


  • Youth Services
  • Child Development


  • Teens


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • (2) Hours per Week / (3) Month Commitment

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