Please Support us!


Thursday, Feb 25, 2016

Steve honored ALEX LEVESQUE, founder of the Automotive Mentoring Group on Chicago’s South Side, as a Harvey’s Hero! Through Alex’s non-profit organization, teenagers in the Chicago area are taught how to restore old cars with the goal of keeping them off the streets. Steve surprised Alex with three of his mentees who want to thank him in person.

Thank you Steve Harvey and Quaker State for your support!

“Give someone a fish and you feed him for a day;
Teach someone to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Help teach our youth to support themselves and become role models for others!


Harry Porterfield comes out for another visit September 02, 2016.

Thank you for your support!


 Did you miss the Oct. 07, 2016 ANNUAL APPRECIATION AND PROGRAMS UPDATE EVENT?  See the photos here.

 Did you miss the Oct. 26, 2013 fundraiser?  See the photos here.


  • Financial Support
  • Material donations such as uniforms/personal care items/tools/automotive parts/etc.
  • Instructors experienced with automobile repair
  • Educators/tutors
  • Jobs for our mentees

We also need revenue making projects!  Commission us to restore your vehicle that has been sitting around waiting for you to get around to it! This is a great way to both support us and get your vehicle restored.  Or you could donate that project vehicle to AMG.

Make a pledge and say that you WILL donate to AMG!  This person will:
“I would definitely support this non-profit if I won Powerball.  In fact, I think I am going to search the net for additional programs like this one that aims to assist in showing kids that there is a life out there for them; one that is enriching, fulfilling, safe and legal.”


22 thoughts on “Please Support us!

  1. I am very interested in your program. I have a 1970 mustang convertible that I would like to restore. How can I get my car into your program and what is the cost?

  2. I have a 1969 Pontiac Le mans Convertible I would like to restore,how can I contact you,what’s your address or phone number? And what are your rates

  3. Hey guys i have a 1972 buick skylark that i would love for you guys to get it running again its about 75 percent done mechanically and would love to have the opportunity to help a community and young men learn a trade instead of violence the car has been sitting in the garage for over 5 years i bought the car when i came back from my 7 month deployment to afghanistan and worked on it and helped ease my mind instead of being angry all the time but lately due to work i uavent touched the car would love for you guys to take a look at her and see what ypu can come up with thanks again i can be reached at
    XXXXXXXXXX if i dont pick up leave a voicemail For richard moran

  4. Hello…I saw your piece on Windy City Live and, though I don’t have any car items to donate, I do have a number of mens belts. How can I donate them if you still have a need for them?

  5. Wish you were closer….. I’m a custom painter /airbrusher in ohio.
    I’ve done demos for local joint vocational schools for around 10 years .
    I’d gladly take the time to stop in and do a demo for you guys.

  6. Hello Alex, my name is Eric, Today i saw your interview on Steve Harvey’s program. just like you said, i felt like God had tapped me on the shoulder. i was overwhelmed and impressed, and I hadn’t heard of you. I own and auto repair shop in Burr Ridge that is struggling the last few years. This will be my 36th year in business, and I am an ASE certified master tech for cars and heavy duty trucks.I have been praying for a good outcome to my business career. Perhaps a connection thru God and you will help all of us. I would love to teach people willing to learn about cars. Over the years I have found a problem finding willing and qualified help. More than anything now, what i need is work. I am not afraid to be a mentor. I do know the business, and I can fix cars. I would love to talk to you about any possibility of working with you with my shop or becoming part of your team. God brings things to us, but we need to recognize them. I look forward to talking to you.
    P.S. I have 2 cars that need to be restored.
    Thank You,
    Eric Nerad

  7. Please mark your calendar and accept our invitation to the annual AUTOMOTIVE MENTORING GROUP (AMG) appreciation and programs update on Friday October 7. The details of time and place are provided below , but first and foremost we want to say thank you for your support of AMG. It is people and organization, such as yourselves, that make the programs and work we do here at AMG possible. Please join us to hear about and see some of our accomplishments, of last year. WHEN : FRIDAY OCTOBER 7TH , 4:00 WHERE : AMG Bedford Park Facility 6522 s. Lavergne Ave , Bedford Pak , IL. Refreshments will be provided Live entertainment with TOMMY MORRISON QUATET JASS GROUP. I do hope that you an join us. ALEX LEVESQUE , CEO

  8. Wednesday, October 25 at 5 PM – 9 PM Fundraiser
    950 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607-1323,
    Automotive Mentoring Group is having its Annual Fundraiser to raise funds and awareness of AMG programming. Please take a look at our video

    The event is FREE. We are accepting donations. There are many ways to contribute to AMG, through the graciousness of your time, resources, or you can give directly to the many needs of the program. From sponsoring a participant to be in the program, to buying a uniform or tools, or coming by to the shop and let us know how you would prefer to contribute.
    We are having a raffle for a 1970 Z28 Camaro. Drawing will be held the end of November. The Camaro will be completed the end of December. (tickets available by calling 6309811628)
    AMG is a 501(c)3 aimed at providing alternatives to gangs and unemployment through the art of classic car restoration, mentoring, trade skills, social and emotional learning, job opportunities, emotional intelligence, and holistic supportive resources. Our participants are anyone looking to build skills to provide new opportunities for themselves. From former and current gang affiliated members, to ex convicts, to veterans, to those looking to improve their knowledge of classic cars. We are continually looking for volunteers and community partners to bring more resources to all that are involved.
    Please like and share the event. Light food and beverages will be provided.
    Please RSVP (but not required) by calling/texting Daniel at 630.981.1628 or email him at

  9. Hello

    This is great. I like to help you guys (Financial and other stuff) and also like to see if I can start something similar in Washington DC area.

    Hope to hear from you.


  10. Came across your Instagram account and would love to talk to you about what you are doing and see if there is any way I can help. My name is Peter Gamen and my company is KandyVan Custom Paint. I have just moved into my new shop in Hermosa (just west of Logan Square) and am currently looking for an apprentice. Curious if in your mentoring if you have anyone looking to stick with the custom car building career. Would love to meet and talk more.

  11. Cigars & Cars
    Hosted by Automotive Mentoring Group


    Automotive Mentoring Group Fundraiser Saturday, June 8th, 2019 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Cigars, open bar, tours, and an amazing Silent Auction.
    Silent Auction items: Harley Davidson with helmet, Classic refrigerator and many more items.

    Join us to help save lives in Chicago by supporting AMG!
    Tickets are $25.00 and are available the day of the event.
    Please join us!

    6522 South Lavergne, Chicago, IL

  12. Hi. I have a 2 ton engine hoist and an engine stand that I would like to donate to AMG. Both are in VG/EXC condition. Would have to be picked up in Orland Park since I do not have a vehicle that can transport the engine hoist. Let me know…

  13. My husband bought me my dream car, a 1966 Mustang for my 40th birthday, it remains in our garage with 4 flat tires but I think it’s in pretty good shape- what do I know? Not much. Raising 5 kids, getting them through college and working as a full-time 9-1-1 operator just didn’t have car restoration in the cards. I’d love to have it restored. Things are still tight but I’d love to help you. I have no idea what it would cost. I’m involved in a lot of charity and community service, it’s critical to our world. I believe in your mission and would like to find ways to help you- not sure what that would look like but I’m very ambitious.

    Thanks for the consideration and God bless you for your efforts and success!

  14. Hi I have a 1980 Lincoln Town car that need rewiring and engine clean up. Have not been able to find some to do and I would like to give me any suggestion.

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