‘In Light of Youth’
In November, Mentor Foundation USA hosted it’s biennial ’In Light of Youth’ Benefit Dinner in the presence of H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden. The dinner was hosted by the Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Karin Olofsdotter and H.H. Princess Sora Saud.
The theme, “In Light of Youth,” served as a reminder that we are putting young people at the heart of the design and development of our youth programs to create better outcomes for youth. By listening to our youth, we can provide them the tools they need to succeed; to become strong, contributing members to society; and to be their own advocates for staying drug-free.
International pop star Zara Larsson performed, and special guests included Princess Sora Saud of Saudi Arabia; Romero Britto; Nicklas Backstrom, Christian Djoos, and André Burakovsky of the Washington Capitals; and several Ambassadors to the United States.
This event demonstrated that when we join together, we can achieve greatness in the lives of young people, and in the communities that are most vulnerable.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our ‘In Light of Youth’ Benefit Dinner a success. From our amazing awardees to our top entertainment and Sponsors – you helped us raise important funds for our youth programs in a time of great need. Thank you again for standing with Mentor – all in Light of Youth!
Nicklas Bäckström received the Honorary Ambassador Award
Admiral James and Mary Winnefeld received the Parents for Prevention Award
Cigna received the Partner in Prevention Award
Malcolm Dixon received The Future is Bright Award