On Friday, November 15, Mentor celebrated the 25th year anniversary of Mentor International at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. Her Highness Princess Sora Saud, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal Al Saud, Her Excellency Karin Olofsdotter and numerous Ambassadors and U.S. government officials attended the event.
Her Highness Princess Sora Saud received the Honorary Ambassador Award, which highlights the efforts of high-profile individuals who empower young people to live healthy lives, free of drugs.
Her Highness Princess Sora Saud's generosity and dedication to support our Mission is truly remarkable. We are so proud to have your highness as part of the Mentor Family.LaMont Wells, Chairman of Mentor Foundation USA
Actor, director and producer Mr. Dolph Lundgren also received Mentor’s Honorary Ambassador Award for his extraordinary support to Mentor throughout the years.
Mr. Lundgren’s commitment to and engagement with Mentor and its mission has been nothing short of remarkable.LaMont Wells, Chairman of Mentor Foundation USA
The Foundation also recognized Ms. Yvonne Thunell, their Founding Board Member and current Chairman of Mentor International, for her dedication, generosity and leadership.
The award ceremony was followed by dinner, dancing, and a special art reveal. World-renowned artist and Ambassador to Mentor Mr. Romero Britto created an exclusive piece of art in celebration of Mentor’s 25th year anniversary which was revealed at the event.
Thank you to Mentor’s sponsors, the Embassy of Sweden, Cigna, Structured Finance Association, Unified Patents, Kairos Growth Strategies, Dynamo Technologies and Orrefors Kosta Boda for investing in the future success of children and young people. Thank you to all who attended and joined in the celebration the 25th anniversary of Mentor International.
Mentor International was founded in 1994 by HM Queen Silvia of Sweden in collaboration with members of the World Health Organization (WHO), originally working in the field of drug use and substance abuse prevention. Mentor is the world’s leading not-for-profit network empowering youth and preventing substance use, and has impacted more than 6 million youth in over 80 countries.
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