The Teen-Aiders Foundation

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Basic Information

Address: 736 N. Western Avenue #325 Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone Number: 847-924-9003
Fax Number: (800) 655-1319
Director: Eric Lockwood

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Child Homelessness in Lake County
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Lake County, IL
Ages for Volunteer: Teens- 13 to 18 Adult Mentors 21 and above
Hours of Service: Vary
Minimum Hours Required: No minimum
Days of Service: Thursdays and Saturdays
Mission Statement:

To facilitate aid to homeless children while fostering a spirit of philanthropy, activism and awareness in teen volunteers.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Teen-Aiders is a philanthropic organization providing Lake County, Illinois teens (called Teen-Aiders) with a coordinated program to educate them about the realities of child homelessness in our community. Teen-Aiders runs two ten-week programs each year during the Spring and Fall. The teen volunteers will conceptualize and implement a fundraiser for this cause while being guided by our Adult Mentors. To help the teens build awareness and appreciation for the importance of the cause that they are supporting, they will also participate in volunteer activities in the community, such as working in a soup kitchen and interacting with those children who are in need of our aid.

Program History:

Teen-Aiders is true to its name: it is comprised of teens looking to provide aid to others. The program volunteers are comprised of young adults, ages 13 to 18, who the program hopes to inspire to “make a difference” in their community. The teen volunteers will learn an awareness and appreciation for their own fortunes, both financial and familial, and will develop a spirit of volunteerism and activism, which can be valuable throughout their lifetimes.


Information about our upcoming events are available on our website.

They include: Leading arts and crafts activities at local shelters, fundraiser planning for the shelters and serving dinner to the local homeless population.