Mentor Foundation USA is proud to announce the winner of our 2018 “Living the Example” National Video Contest: Ashley Chu, 16 years old, from Alameda California, where she attends Alameda High School.

25 June 2018 | News

We are happy to finally announce the winner of our 2018 Living the Example National Video Contest.

The Living the Example Jury unanimously agreed to award Ashley Chu winner of the 2018 Living the Example National Video Contest. By following her passion for the STEM-field, Ashley not only bravely challenges the stereotypes in her community by elevating herself but also invests her time and effort in inspiring others. Ashley is a great Ambassador for her fellow Peers and is truly living the example.

See Ashley’s video below!


Ashley is living the example by breaking down the gender barriers for what she is passionate about – the STEM-field (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Noticing the great gender differences in her class, she decided to take stance. Ashley takes time out of her day-to-day life to help teach students how to code and even allows her students to get hands-on with science workshops. Due to the attention that her classes have received, it has allowed Ashley to work with national nonprofit organizations and attend multiple conferences to further break the gender stereotype within the STEM field.

For the third year, Mentor Foundation USA is hosting the Living the Example National Video Contest for youth across the U.S. The campaign has reached a vast majority of more than 200,000 people since the launch in 2015.

The ‘Living the Example’ contest was created to celebrate and empower youth to stay drug-free by providing a powerful platform to speak up and out against drugs and promote healthy living. The contest gives an opportunity for young people to showcase how they are “living the example” and making a difference in their community.

We want to thank all ambitious and talented youth who participated in the contest and who are all living the example!