About Us

Drug abuse does not discriminate; 8.5 million children in the U.S. are without a caring adult in their lives. Mentor Foundation USA exists to prevent adolescent drug abuse while helping them realize their potential and achieve their dreams.

Every young person has a right to safety, wellbeing, and happiness in life. Everyone has the right to grow up to have dignity, respect, and the opportunity to achieve their potential.

We view prevention and youth development as a collective civil responsibility. Therefore, we partner with the business community, government agencies, schools and parents to create healthy and productive pathways for youth. Our programs inspire and motivate youth to higher academic achievements and empower them to make healthy drug-free decisions.

About Mentor Foundation

HM 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 reaching more than 6 million children.  

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. 

Mentor is now represented in the USA, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, the UK, Colombia, and has regional offices in Lebanon serving 22 Arab countries. We have collectively implemented projects in over 80 countries, which have impacted more than 6 million young people thus far.