Tween Application                                      Teen Application

Program Details

Dates/Timeframe: Our next cohort will begin in February of 2024. This is a ten-week program and pairs will meet virtually for at least one hour per week. Teens must participant in virtual training prior to being assigned a mentee. Training will take place in February. The participants and their caregiver parent will attend an in-person mental health and wellness restorative weekend together in the summer.

Participants: Tweens and teens living in service member, veteran, or first responder homes. Pairs will be the same gender. Teens between the ages of 14-18 and tweens between the ages of 9-13. 

Program:  Teens will be provided with initial and ongoing training to help understand their role as a peer mentor, while ensuring the safety of both teens and tweens. Policies and procedures are in place to ensure maximum safety for all participants. Each teen/tween will be provided fun activities to do together to help stimulate conversation and form a friendship. 

ApplicationThe application is required for consideration. Please provide genuine and thoughtful responses to each short-answer question. We know the application is somewhat long, but please set aside some time to complete it. If you have more than one child who is interested in participating, you must fill out an application for each tween/teen. Applications must be completed no later than February 1st, 2024.

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Caregivers on the Homefront Mental Health and Wellness Restorative Weekend with Homefront Hangout

  • I was able to open up about my current caregiver situation and touch on a lot of issues I had to deal with as a child, as it seems my life is going full circle. This week opened up some hidden issues and feelings that needed airing out, knowing my strengths also helped me in dealing with all of it. I found out that I am not the only person who has these emotions and problems-that right there was the best support I could have ever asked for. Thank you for making this weekend happen.


  • This weekend taught me that I cannot be there for everyone at 100 percent if I don't start being there for myself. I need to take time for my physical and mental health and be a better person from the inside to be a better person for those around me. I need to give myself love instead of only giving everyone around me love.