Gael Fernandez: Winner of the 2019 ‘Living the Example’ National Video Contest

Mentor Foundation USA is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 “Living the Example” National Video Contest.

10 August 2019 | Living the Example

We are excited to announce the winners of our 2019 Living the Example Video Contest. We were blown away this year, yet again, by all the inspirational videos from young people across the country showing us how they are Living The Example. Even though we consider every contestant a winner, our jury had the difficult job of crowning only three top winners.

After much deliberation, we are excited to award Gael Fernandez the first prize winner of the 2019 Living the Example National Video Contest! Gael will be celebrated at a red-carpet event in Hollywood this September, where he will also receive a $1,000 cash prize!

Gael serves as an inspiration among his peers through his podcast Teenager Therapy, which bravely addresses struggles that come with being a teenager.

Watch Gael’s video below!

We are also proud to introduce the 2nd and the 3rd place winners…

Jenna Wang - 2nd Place Winner

Jenna inspires young people around the world through her K-pop dance and her #confidance movement, focusing on inspiring others to build confidence through dance.

Stephanie Sithu - 3rd Place Winner

Through animations and art, Stephanie, practices patience and perseverance to help bring social change in her community.

About the National Video Contest

For the third year, Mentor Foundation USA is hosting its Living The Example National Video Contest for youth across the U.S. The campaign has amassed a reach of more than 327,000 people – and trust us, we’re going bigger!

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 is organized by Mentor Foundation USA to give young people the opportunity to showcase how they are “living the example” and making a difference in their community.

About the ‘Living the Example’ Program

Mentor Foundation USA’s ‘Living the Example’ (LTE) peer-to-peer program empowers youth to speak up and out against drugs and provides them a platform to be heard. Through interactive outreach campaigns and listening to our youth, we provide the tools for them to become their own advocates for staying drug-free. The National Video Contest is a part of the LTE Program. Read more about the LTE Program here.