About Us

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

Youth and young adults are especially vulnerable to developing substance use disorders, which carry the potential for life altering consequences. 90% of alcohol and drug problems begin in adolescence and youth who do not use alcohol, nicotine or marijuana before the age of 21 are distinctly unlikely to start drug use after that age.  Mentor Foundation USA works with innovative, evidence based intervention approaches to prevent and reduce youth substance use and promote health and wellbeing.


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, Denmark, and has regional offices in Lebanon serving 22 Arab countries.