Helping youth discover meaning for their life.
Welcome to ForeverU
ForeverU is a 501(c)(3) youth development organization that is empowering youth on their mental health journey through personal development programs that equip them to face life's greatest challenges and obstacles.
As a high school sophomore, Ryan Hesslau founded ForeverU in 2012 after researching the stories of students his age who had died by suicide due to life circumstances that went unseen. Their stories became his motivation for developing a creative solution to ensure that youth who were struggling had the resilience to keep living. Today, Ryan serves as the President and Executive Director of ForeverU.
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.