Become a Pen Pal or Mentor!

Be a Pen Pal or Mentor – fun, friendship, inspiration. Global links 🙂

U4U is a community for teen girls to make new friends, have fun, overcome and be inspired.

A component of the community is global Pen Pals. 

Through U4U, you can be matched with a girl of a similar age living in another country. The communications will be in English, or translated through email. You will connect with your pen pal through the secure U4U message center. 

Make a new friend in Brazil, Africa, England or another part of the world! Share each other’s unique experiences, challenges & interests! Support each other & have fun together. U4U also facilitates online parties & activities with pen pal pairs. You and your pen pal can meet online (& maybe someday in person!). Your pen pal friendship could give a girl in a different part of the world hope & inspiration to look & think outside her own day to day world.  

Email join@U4Uteen.com write ‘Pen Pal’ in the subject line and include the following in the message: 

  • your full name 
  • age 
  • city & country 
  • hobbies/interests 

“Having a pen pal made me  imagine a better future; my poor village was sometimes a dangerous place and I had felt hopeless. Reading letters from & sharing with my pen pal inspired me to dream & set goals” Anna, Mexico

U4U offers teen girls a community to connect! Join us to be seen, heard & make a difference!

Have fun, make new friends, be inspired and make global links with U4Us pen pal program 🙂

Another component of the U4U community is MENTORSHIPS.

BE A MENTOR or get a mentor! 

Ever wanted a SWEET BIG OR LITTLE SISTER?

How fun to be a big sister to someone who really looks up to you or to GET A BIG SISTER TO HELP U OUT.

Are you in MIDDLE SCHOOL?

Click here to GET a mentor!(*same form as ‘apply with questions listed below under join page)

Your mentor will be a female high school student from either your town or somewhere else in the US. Your mentor will offer you a lot!

  • Someone to share your questions and curiosities with
  • A ‘big sister’ to have fun with
  • Support through school & social issues
  • Advice on things like academics, goals, and friend issues
  • A connection to help get through the challenges & boost you toward what you want to do & who you want to be
  • Experience having a mentor, so that when you get into high school you can be a mentor!!
  • Attend fun social events & parties exclusively for mentor pairs!! Make new friends!

Are you in HIGH SCHOOL?

Click here to BE a mentor! (*same form as ‘apply form with questions listed below under join)

You have been to middle school; been there, done that! Now you have the chance to support a younger girl. Mentoring is a great opportunity to get experience with leadership as well as being active in your community. College & career applications are greatly improved when you can share that you were a supportive mentor. As a mentor you will:

  • Be a ‘big sister’ to a middle school girl
  • Support your mentee with any questions, concerns or challenges she may be facing
  • Check in with your mentee weekly or every other week through U4U forms and U4U sponsored zoom calls. There may even be opportunities for face to face meetups. 
  • Get great training in building relationships, communications & leadership
  • Attend fun social events & parties exclusively for mentor pairs!! Make new friends!

Details:

  1. Mentors & mentees will be matched on a rolling basis. Submit your interest and you will be notified as soon as you are matched 🙂
  2. Interactions between mentors & mentees are at a minimum 1 time per month yet some pairs enjoy interacting up to 1 time per week
  3. If you change your mind or your schedule changes, you can opt out at any time!
  4. All mentors will be required to attend mentor training and all interactions will be monitored for safety. 

U4U offers teen girls a community to connect! Join us to be seen, heard & make a difference!

Have fun, make new friends, be inspired and inspire others with U4Us mentorship program 🙂