Mentoring Connection 

​Our Mentor Connection Program unconventionally offers SEL: we create that “lightbulb moment” and the motivational spark for kids to do great things with collaboration with like-minded near-age peers.

Weekly clubs include Climate Change Challenge using Scratch & High School Prep.

  • Makes vital connections: strive for student inclusion while building creative, innovative-thinking, lasting relationships, and a sense of belonging and fun - while hardly knowing they are being mentored!

  • Provides the tools: that young teens need to overcome struggles and increase motivation.

  • Mentors “get-it”: young adults with fresh experiences - to whom middle school teens can relate. As the mentors were previously “in the young teen participants' shoes,” they can create connections and conversation.

  • Easy implementation for schools with full Teen Innovators support.

Two Curriculums Available

Climate Change Challenge: Mentors and students will engage in interactive learning and solving the challenges of climate change. Students will engage in solving problems like extreme weather, rising sea levels, and more!

High School Prep: The transition to high school can be nerve-wracking! Our mentors will guide students through all they need to know to conquer their freshman year! Students will engage with mentors around course selection, joining activities, balancing time, and making friends!

Testimonials

Kate & Jason, Peer Mentors
Mr. Doyle, Educator

Meet our Peer Mentors

spoiler alert: they are awesome

Trevor - Why Near Peer Mentorship is Important
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Trevor - Why Near Peer Mentorship is Important

https://teeninnovators.com/ https://www.instagram.com/teen_innovators/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@teen_innovators?lang=en https://www.facebook.com/Teen_Innovators-102637184829924 OUR PURPOSE Teen Innovators is a peer community experience where middle school students practice creative and innovative thinking through flexible mentoring and leadership classes that are led by teens for teens. TI Students learn to think strategically, solve big world problems and lead their peers with confidence. TI Students and Peer Mentors grow alongside each other and learn life skills that provide a foundation for success as a purpose-driven leader of tomorrow. ABOUT US We are passionate about instilling the drive, determination, and desire for tomorrow’s leaders to thrive. Teen Innovators was founded with the understanding that the leaders of tomorrow are writing their own playbook. It all starts with demonstrating the ability to ideate, owning the opportunity to fail, knowing how to get back up, and having the drive to get back in the game. We are a team of entrepreneurs with kids, accomplished business executives and Rockstar teenage mentors committed to inspiring young leaders through our innovative and fun learning experiences. Our mentor sessions, multi-platform learning, business pitch programs and startlingly fresh and effective leadership skill presentations are all part of the monthly TI program. #teen #innovators #mentor #education #youth #chicago #inspire #help #tutorial #featured #inspire #help #tutorial #featured #skills #educate #peertopeer #coaching #mentoring #quotes #inspiration
Ask A Mentor #3
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Ask A Mentor #3

https://teeninnovators.com/programs/bootcamp/ https://teeninnovators.com/ https://www.instagram.com/teen_innovators/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@teen_innovators?lang=en https://www.facebook.com/Teen_Innovators-102637184829924 OUR PURPOSE Teen Innovators is a peer community experience where middle school students practice creative and innovative thinking through flexible mentoring and leadership classes that are led by teens for teens. TI Students learn to think strategically, solve big world problems and lead their peers with confidence. TI Students and Peer Mentors grow alongside each other and learn life skills that provide a foundation for success as a purpose-driven leader of tomorrow. ABOUT US We are passionate about instilling the drive, determination, and desire for tomorrow’s leaders to thrive. Teen Innovators was founded with the understanding that the leaders of tomorrow are writing their own playbook. It all starts with demonstrating the ability to ideate, owning the opportunity to fail, knowing how to get back up, and having the drive to get back in the game. We are a team of entrepreneurs with kids, accomplished business executives and Rockstar teenage mentors committed to inspiring young leaders through our innovative and fun learning experiences. Our mentor sessions, multi-platform learning, business pitch programs and startlingly fresh and effective leadership skill presentations are all part of the monthly TI program. #teen #innovators #mentor #education #youth #chicago #inspire #help #tutorial #featured #inspire #help #tutorial #featured #skills #educate #peertopeer #coaching #mentoring #quotes #inspiration
Zayra | Meet our Peer Mentors
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Zayra | Meet our Peer Mentors

Near peer mentorship is a mutually beneficial relationship between two people of similar age. It’s particularly impactful for younger teens, who are more receptive to people who have recently been in their shoes. Now enrolling 11-15-year-olds in our virtual after-school clubs and enrichment programs for middle school youth. Older teen mentors at Teen Innovators are innovative, passionate, and articulate. They are excited to connect with curious young teens. https://teeninnovators.com/ https://www.instagram.com/teen_innovators/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@teen_innovators?lang=en https://www.facebook.com/Teen_Innovators-102637184829924 OUR PURPOSE Teen Innovators is a peer community experience where middle school students practice creative and innovative thinking through flexible mentoring and leadership classes that are led by teens for teens. TI Students learn to think strategically, solve big world problems and lead their peers with confidence. TI Students and Peer Mentors grow alongside each other and learn life skills that provide a foundation for success as a purpose-driven leader of tomorrow. ABOUT US We are passionate about instilling the drive, determination, and desire for tomorrow’s leaders to thrive. Teen Innovators was founded with the understanding that the leaders of tomorrow are writing their own playbook. It all starts with demonstrating the ability to ideate, owning the opportunity to fail, knowing how to get back up, and having the drive to get back in the game. We are a team of entrepreneurs with kids, accomplished business executives and Rockstar teenage mentors committed to inspiring young leaders through our innovative and fun learning experiences. Our mentor sessions, multi-platform learning, business pitch programs and startlingly fresh and effective leadership skill presentations are all part of the monthly TI program. #teen #innovators #mentor #education #youth #chicago #inspire #help #tutorial #featured #inspire #help #tutorial #featured #skills #educate #peertopeer #coaching #mentoring #quotes #inspiration