Mentor Foundation, USA

Mentor Foundation, USA Mentor Foundation USA works to prevent drug abuse among youth while helping them identify and pursue their goals. Mentor Foundation USA is mainly active in the DC/MD/VA/PA areas, but the organization is an affiliate of Mentor International, which is a non-government organization with projects in 80 countries, and reaching almost 6 million youth, Mentor International promotes the health and well-being of young people through drug abuse prevention programs.
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Mentor International was founded in 1994 by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mentor's mission is to prevent drug abuse and promote the health and well-being of young people, wordwide. Prevention Platforms: Living The Example http://www.facebook.com/livingtheexample Shatter The Myths Youth Ambassador Network

Mission: Our vision is a world where children and young people are empowered to make healthy decisions and live drug-free.

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Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth age 15-24? Studies show that substance use oc...
09/17/2020
September - Suicide Prevention Month - Mentor Foundation USA

Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth age 15-24?

Studies show that substance use occurs more frequently as one of the risk factors among youth who have completed suicide.

We can all help #PreventSuicide. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Suicide Prevention Month - Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth age 15-24. Studies shows that substance use and abuse occurs more frequently among youth as one of the risk factors among people who have completed suicide.

Our Auction is still open!Bid on amazing auction items & experiences while supporting our work to empower young people t...
09/06/2020

Our Auction is still open!

Bid on amazing auction items & experiences while supporting our work to empower young people to live healthy lives, free of drugs.

Head over to www.Charitybuzz.com/support/mentor to place your bid today! 🤩

Auction will close on September 9, 2020.

08/31/2020
The In Light Of Youth Virtual Summer Gala LIVE

THANK YOU to all who helped make our In Light of Youth Summer Gala such a success! From our amazing awardees, to our special guests, top entertainment, sponsors, and generous donors – you helped us raise an incredible $65,440 for our youth programs, in a time of great need.

If you missed the live event, you can still watch the gala and make a donation to help us reach our $100,000 goal.

Missed the live event? No worries! You can watch the video by clicking below.

Friendly reminder! Tonights Gala will be starting in 30 minutes. ✨😍Watch the live program here: mentorfoundationusa.org/...
08/29/2020

Friendly reminder! Tonights Gala will be starting in 30 minutes. ✨😍

Watch the live program here: mentorfoundationusa.org/gala

Tonight is the night! Join our Gala tonight for a magical evening full of inspiration. ✨ The pre-reception will start at...
08/29/2020

Tonight is the night! Join our Gala tonight for a magical evening full of inspiration. ✨ The pre-reception will start at 3:50PM PDT / 6:50 PM EDT.

Dress up, prepare your favorite meal, and pull out your most fabulous china. How will you gala? Take a picture and share with us using #MentorGala for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

We promise a magical evening with great performances and inspiration – all from the comfort of your home.

Access the stream on the following link or here on Facebook: www.mentorfoundationusa.org/gala

We look forward to "seeing" you there! 💚

The Countdown is on! Don’t forget to register for our Virtual Gala tomorrow night!✨ Dress up, prepare your favorite meal...
08/29/2020

The Countdown is on! Don’t forget to register for our Virtual Gala tomorrow night!✨

Dress up, prepare your favorite meal, and pull out your most fabulous china. How will you gala? Take a picture and share with us using #MentorGala for a chance to win some amazing prizes! We promise a magical evening with great performances and inspiration – all from the comfort of your home.

The registration is free.
www.mentorfoundationusa.org/gala

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM H.M. QUEEN SILVIA OF SWEDENWe are honored to announce that the Founder and President of Mentor In...
08/27/2020

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM H.M. QUEEN SILVIA OF SWEDEN

We are honored to announce that the Founder and President of Mentor International, H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden will give a special speech at the In Light of Youth Summer Gala on Saturday.

H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden established Mentor International in 1994 in collaboration with The World Health Organization. Since then, the organization has grown to provide support to youth in over 80 countries impacting more than 6 million children.

Register to the event today! Free registration @ mentorfoundationusa.org/gala
#MentorGala

ANNOUNCING: BILLY MORRISON & ENGLAWe are excited to announce these two fantastic artists who will be performing at our I...
08/25/2020

ANNOUNCING: BILLY MORRISON & ENGLA

We are excited to announce these two fantastic artists who will be performing at our In Light of Youth Gala. ✨

Dress up, prepare your favorite meal, and pull out your most fabulous china. How will you gala? We promise a magical evening with great performances and inspiration – all from the comfort of your home.

Register today @ mentorfoundationusa.org/gala.
Registration is free.

HONORED GUEST: We are delighted to announce that our Ambassador, Princess Sora Saud will join us at our ‘In Light of You...
08/24/2020

HONORED GUEST: We are delighted to announce that our Ambassador, Princess Sora Saud will join us at our ‘In Light of Youth’ Summer Gala.

Make sure to tune in on Saturday, August 29th, at 7PM EDT. We promise a magical evening with special guest appearances, youth testimonials, musical performances, and much more! ✨

FREE REGISTRATION @ mentorfoundationusa.org/gala

08/17/2020
'In Light of Youth' Summer Gala - Introducing Benjamin Gates | Mentor Foundation USA

INTRODUCING: BENJAMIN GATES

This year, we are happy to have the young and talented cellist, Benjamin Gates join us for our In Light of Youth Gala. ✨

“Music fosters various emotions and thoughts. Music can bring people together creating calm atmospheres, people can connect and even bring about change. Music steps outside of the comfort zone, it can be a catalyst to help motions move forward. It can be a voice, for me that voice is the Cello. ” - Benjamin Gates

www.mentorfoundationusa.org/gala

REGISTER TODAY: www.mentorfoundationusa.org/gala The need for adolescent substance use prevention has never been greater, and we remain dedicated to continui...

Mentor Foundation USA’s 'Parents for Prevention Award' identifies and honors outstanding individuals for their efforts a...
08/11/2020
Mentor to Award the Founders of the Tim Bergling Foundation

Mentor Foundation USA’s 'Parents for Prevention Award' identifies and honors outstanding individuals for their efforts and achievements in raising awareness around youth health and prevention.

Join us at our 'In Light of Youth' Summer Gala on August 29th as we honor Anki Lidén and Klas Bergling with our Parents for Prevention Award for their work through the Tim Bergling Foundation.

Join us at our 'In Light of Youth' Summer Gala on August 29th as we honor the founders of ‘The Tim Bergling Foundation.’

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are transforming our annual in-person gala into a virtual 'In Light of Youth' S...
08/04/2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are transforming our annual in-person gala into a virtual 'In Light of Youth' Summer gala!

Join us on Saturday, August 29th at 7pm EDT/ 4pm PDT for an evening full of inspiration, from the comfort of your home.

Like many other non-profits, in the United States and around the world, Mentor Foundation USA is currently faced with unprecedented challenges. COVID-19 and opioid addiction are considered the two great epidemics of our generation, and they are now intersecting in additively deadly ways.

REGISTER TODAY: https://app.mobilecause.com/e/kDbwAw

07/06/2020
Meet Sierra Folwer - 2020 Scholarship Recipient

Meet our fourth scholarship recipient, Sierra Fowler! 🌟

Sierra will be attending the Anne Arundel Community College this fall, where she will study Earth Science.

"This scholarship means my family won’t have to worry about me being able to further my education, especially with my brother being an addict himself and our family raising his children. I feel very blessed to be able to use my story to help others."

We wish Sierra the best of luck as they continue their studies this fall. 📚

Join us for our first-ever Virtual Gala! ✨ On Saturday, August 29th we are hosting our 'In Light of Youth' Summer Gala -...
07/03/2020

Join us for our first-ever Virtual Gala! ✨ On Saturday, August 29th we are hosting our 'In Light of Youth' Summer Gala - an evening full of inspiration, from the comfort of your home.

Due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have had to cancel our annual in-person gala, our biggest fund-raiser of the year. Like many other non-profits, in the United States and around the world, Mentor Foundation USA is currently faced with unprecedented challenges. COVID-19 and opioid addiction are considered the two great epidemics of our generation, and they are now intersecting in additively deadly ways.

During these challenging times, we look to you, our closest friends and partners to ask for your continued support.

We hope to see you there! ✨

mentorfoundationusa.org/gala

06/30/2020
Meet our scholarship recipient Abigail Ward!

Meet our third scholarship recipient, Abigal Ward!

"This program has taught me a lot. It taught me I can create change in my own community as a student, it taught me how important it is to stand up for things I believe in, and it really taught me more about what it means to be a leader: to truly live the example, not just speak about it. This scholarship means that I can take these lessons and apply them in college and beyond as I strive to continue to have a positive impact in the communities around me."

Abigail is our first scholarship recipient attending the Naval Acadamy. At the Naval Academy Abigail plans to major in Quantitative Economics. We wish Abigail the best of luck in her future academic endeavors!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Gudrun Giddings as the new Chairman of the Board.Gudrun currently se...
06/26/2020
Welcome to our new Chairman Gudrun Giddings

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Gudrun Giddings as the new Chairman of the Board.

Gudrun currently serves as the President and Chair of The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce-LA and is the CEO at G4C Innovation, and one of the founders of Entertainment Capital Network.

The breadth and depth of Ms. Giddings experience in leadership, organizational management, fundraising, and partner development make her the ideal candidate for the role as Chairman of Mentor Foundation USA.

Welcome, Gudrun!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Gudrun Giddings as the new Chairman of the Board of Mentor Foundation USA.

06/24/2020
Meet our scholarship recipient, Grace Boudris! 🌟

Meet our second scholarship recipient, Grace Boudris! 🌟

"While my parents never had the chance to go to college, I will be the first in my family to attend. This scholarship makes it possible for me to achieve an education further than high school, and I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity."

Thank you, Structured Finance Foundation, for providing these life-changing scholarships to students in our programs. Since 2017, the SFIG Foundation has awarded 33 students in our programs over $1,000,000 in scholarships.

We wish Grace the best of luck as she continues her studies this fall! 💚

Today we honor and celebrate the influential role fathers male role models play in the lives of their children. Fathers,...
06/21/2020

Today we honor and celebrate the influential role fathers male role models play in the lives of their children.

Fathers, mentors, provide their children with someone to look up to, and teach the importance of integrity, generosity, and self-worth while providing invaluable support, encouragement, and friendship.

Happy Father's Day! 💚

06/17/2020
Tony Woo - 2020 Structured Finance Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Meet our scholarship recipient, Tony Woo!

Tony has been a fantastic Youth Ambassador in our Living The Example Program, and we couldn’t be happier to award him the Structured Finance Foundation Scholarship.

Tony will be attending Florida Institute of Technology where we will study Aeronautical Science. Congratulations, Tony! 🥳

Meet our 2020 scholarship recipients! A big thank you to  Structured Finance Association for providing these scholarship...
06/08/2020
$105,000 in scholarships awarded to four students in Anne Arundel County - United States Mentor

Meet our 2020 scholarship recipients!

A big thank you to Structured Finance Association for providing these scholarships exclusively to our students in need. Since 2017, the Structured Finance Foundation has awarded 33 students from our programs over $900,000 in scholarships! 🌟

$105,000 in scholarships awarded to four students in Anne Arundel County For the fourth year, The Structured Finance Foundation, Mentor Foundation USA, and Scholarship America have partnered to further educational opportunities for underserved youth in Mentor Foundation USA’s youth programs. 8 Jun...

We stand in Solidarity. #BlackLivesMatter
06/03/2020

We stand in Solidarity. #BlackLivesMatter

Our 2019 Annual Report is finally here! 🌟 Download it here: mentorfoundationusa.org/about-us/annual-report/We want to th...
06/01/2020

Our 2019 Annual Report is finally here! 🌟 Download it here: mentorfoundationusa.org/about-us/annual-report/

We want to thank all of our partners, individual contributors, and corporate sponsors for supporting our cause by investing in the future and well-being of our nation’s youth.

During National Prevention Week, Mentor's Youth Ambassadors launched their substance use awareness campaign on TikTok. 🌟...
05/26/2020
Youth Ambassadors launches substance use awareness campaign on TikTok

During National Prevention Week, Mentor's Youth Ambassadors launched their substance use awareness campaign on TikTok. 🌟

"By using TikTok to spread positive messages, we are reaching the audience who is facing the growing crisis of vaping and other drug misuses. When mixing comedy and information content, it gets our message across but is appealing to our target audience.d positive messages, we are reaching the audience who is facing the growing crisis of vaping and other drug misuses," says Youth Ambassador, Alea Voyer.

These youth ambassadors intend to spread positive messages to their peers on the new and trending social media platform, TikTok.

It's National Prevention Week! Did you know that more than half of people aged 12 or older who misused prescription pain...
05/15/2020

It's National Prevention Week! Did you know that more than half of people aged 12 or older who misused prescription pain relievers in the past year obtained them from a friend or relative? Adolescent substance use prevention is needed now more than ever. #knowthefacts #preventionweek #NPW2020

What an incredible #DoMore24 & #GivingTuesdayNow! We're so grateful for each and every one of you who helped spread the ...
05/07/2020
#GivingTuesdayNow - $26,528 raised in 24 hours during

What an incredible #DoMore24 & #GivingTuesdayNow! We're so grateful for each and every one of you who helped spread the word and donated to empower our youth during these difficult times. Thank you!

You did it again! Do More 24 synced up its efforts with #GivingTuesdayNow – a global movement for generosity in this unprecedented time of need.

We are excited to announce that today, the JMIR mHealth uHealth published the most recent evaluation from our 'Living th...
05/06/2020
INNOVATIVE PEER TO PEER PROGRAM SHOWS PROMISING RESULTS IN ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION - United States Mentor

We are excited to announce that today, the JMIR mHealth uHealth published the most recent evaluation from our 'Living the Example' (LTE) program, conducted by the The George Washington University- Milken Institute School of Public Health. The study found strong indicators that the LTE program appears to offer a protective effect, with exposure to program messages leading to reduced drug use intentions.

"The LTE program continues to provide us with positive indicators that social media, especially through peer-to-peer messaging, is a promising strategy for prevention, and perhaps more relevant now than ever due to the impact of COVID-19, " says Michaela Pratt, President & CEO of Mentor Foundation USA.

INNOVATIVE PEER TO PEER PROGRAM SHOWS PROMISING RESULTS IN ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION 6 May 2020 | Press ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, April 6, 2020 —COVID-19 and opioid addiction are considered the two great epidemics of our generation, and they are now intersecting in additively deadly ways. The...

There’s still time to support your local nonprofits on #GivingTuesdayNow. Make a donation at DoMore24.org/mentorusa befo...
05/05/2020

There’s still time to support your local nonprofits on #GivingTuesdayNow. Make a donation at DoMore24.org/mentorusa before midnight tonight to show how much you care. 💚 #DoMore24

24 hours of giving starts today! 🕐 Today we come together for those who need it now more than ever. 💚 Pledge your donati...
05/05/2020

24 hours of giving starts today! 🕐 Today we come together for those who need it now more than ever. 💚 Pledge your donation at Domore24.org/MentorUSA #DoMore24 #GivingTuesdayNow

Tomorrow #DoMore24 joins #GivingTuesdayNow to support local nonprofits in a global day of giving. We are ready – are you...
05/04/2020

Tomorrow #DoMore24 joins #GivingTuesdayNow to support local nonprofits in a global day of giving. We are ready – are you?! We need your support now more than ever. Join the movement at DoMore24.org/MentorUSA

We are in uncharted waters. COVID-19 is present nearly everywhere, and our community is no exception. Mentor has an impo...
04/28/2020

We are in uncharted waters. COVID-19 is present nearly everywhere, and our community is no exception. Mentor has an important role to play by continuing operations to best serve youth in our community.

We are only one week away until #DoMore24 and #GivingTuesdayNow – a global movement for generosity in this unprecedented time of need. Save-the-date! Our communities need your support now more than ever before.

Pledge your donation at domore24.org/mentorusa.

Today we celebrate all the young, bright and brave, people around the world, who are working to demand actions for clima...
04/22/2020

Today we celebrate all the young, bright and brave, people around the world, who are working to demand actions for climate change. Happy #WorldEarthDay 💚

Just two weeks to go. We’re getting ready for #DoMore24 – are you? This year, United Way NCA is syncing up its #DoMore24...
04/20/2020
Do More 24 is Mobilizing the Giving Spirit in the DMV

Just two weeks to go. We’re getting ready for #DoMore24 – are you? This year, United Way NCA is syncing up its #DoMore24 efforts with #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5th to mobilize the giving spirit of the DMV during these unprecedented times. Support Mentor on Tuesday, May 5! 💚

On May 5, 2020, people throughout the DMV are banding together to #MobilizeDMV by giving back with Do More 24. Mentor USA is participating in Do More 24 for the consecutive third year.

Cigna has been a significant partner to Mentor for several years and we could not be more grateful for their support and...
04/17/2020
Long-term partner, Cigna, invests $10,000 in Mentor Foundation USA

Cigna has been a significant partner to Mentor for several years and we could not be more grateful for their support and partnership. This donation will directly support our organization and help us empower youth and caregivers across the U.S. to stay healthy and safe during these unprecedented times.

"The continued support of our partners and friends is extremely important to ensure our mission and program not only survive this crisis but also thrive once again," says Michaela Pratt, President & CEO at Mentor Foundation USA.

Cigna has been a significant partner to Mentor for several years and we could not be more grateful for their support and partnership. This donation will directly support our organization and help us empower youth and caregivers across the U.S. to stay healthy and safe during these unprecedented time...

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1775 Tysons Blvd
Tysons Corner, VA
22102

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Mentor Foundation USA works to empower young people to live healthy and productive lives, free of drugs.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(571) 458-7050

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Mentor Foundation USA works with innovative, evidence based programs to prevent youth substance use and promote health and well-being.

Mentor International, together with Mentor Foundation USA and the other Mentor organizations around the world, is the leading international not-for-profit network empowering youth and preventing substance abuse.

Our vision is a world where children and young people are empowered to make healthy decisions and live drug-free.

H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden established Mentor International in 1994 in collaboration with members of the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, the Mentor has grown to provide support to youth in over 80 countries reaching more than 6 million children. The organization is now represented in the USA, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Denmark, and has regional offices in Lebanon serving 22 Arab countries.

Mentor is the leading international federation of not-for-profit organizations working around the world to empower young people and prevent drug use.

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