Offered every fall, winter, and spring in Frankfort, IL.
ForeverU's weekend retreats help 7-12 grade students understand the value in who they are and the story they're living. Students who participate in this weekend retreat will also be empowered with the life skills they need to establish a road map for where they hope to go in life.
The retreat consists of powerful morning and evening sessions with guest speakers, group discussions, self-care workshops, and other interactive activities that give students a refreshed understanding of the greatness within them. At the conclusion of the retreat, participants become official ForeverU Members and unlock access to our summer camp offered every July. Additionally, ForeverU Members receive free access to classes, programs, and drop-in hours offered through our community empowerment center in New Lenox, IL.
These retreats are highly encouraged for 7-12 grade students who are experiencing an emotional or situational form of adversity such as bullying, depression, anxiety, difficult home life, etc. If you are unsure of whether or not your child would benefit from participating in our programs, please reach out to us by complete the contact form at our website.
To get the most out of the program, students must be open to personal growth, positive change, and have a the willingness to take responsibility for their own learning. Students should not participate in this program if they are actively in danger of harming themselves or those around them.
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 experiencing an emotional or situational form of adversity. 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.
All volunteers undergo a screening process that includes an in-depth interview and background check and undergo a volunteer training workshop in partnership with Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital. Additionally,we also have a nurse and licensed counselor on-site during the retreat.
Things to Know
The size of each retreat consists of 15-20 students.
The mentor to student ratio at our retreats is 1:3.
Student drop-off is at 4:30 PM on Friday and student pick-up is at 3:30 PM on Sunday.
Next Day Retreat
Date: April 3-5, 2020
New Lenox Public Libary
120 Veterans Pkwy, New Lenox, IL 60451
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to secure your spot at a future retreat. The remaining payment of $200.00 (or $150.00 for returning students) is due 30 days before the scheduled retreat date.