Innovative Peer-to-Peer Drug Prevention Initiative Shows Promising Results with High School Students

May 19, 2017

As the U.S. is facing its most challenging drug epidemic in history, the need to prevent adolescence drug misuse is imperative. For the past two years, Mentor Foundation USA and George Washington University have piloted an innovative drug prevention peer-to-peer initiative at three high schools in Columbia County, NY. The program, which engages youth through social media is showing some promising results in terms of shifts in attitudes towards drugs and intent to use.  Read the published report, or download as PDF.

Living The Example Spotlight: Mia Modaferri

Feb. 16, 2017

This Taconic Hills Youth Ambassador occupies herself with art to stay away from drugs and to speak up about issues important to her, like equality. Mia lives the example by promoting positive outlets for teens and encouraging her peers to work to be the best they can be.

Living The Example Spotlight: Hanan Ibrahim

Feb. 16, 2017

Inspired by an experience in middle school that taught her about the dangers of substance abuse, Hanan went on to become a drug prevention advocate with her high school's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter. A positive role model for her peers, Hanan is definitely living the example!

Living The Example Spotlight: Saege Lasher

Feb. 16, 2017

Self-taught pianist Saege is living the example by focusing on making her own music instead of drugs and alcohol. A singer in her church choir and a member of her school's community service club, Saege also placed in the top five in Mentor Foundation USA's 2016 Living the Example contest!

Mentor Welcomes LaMont Wells as New Chairman of the Board

Feb. 16, 2017

"We are very excited and proud to announce our new Chairman of the Board: LaMont Wells. LaMont joined Mentor Foundation USA’s board in early 2015. He quickly become instrumental in the executive direction and leadership of the organization, and I'm very much looking forward to the journey ahead," said Gunilla Girardo, President & CEO of Mentor Foundation USA.