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Happy New Year! Highlights from 2021.

Thank you for supporting Mentor Foundation USA this year. To end 2021 in the best of ways, we thought we would have a look at some of the 2021 highlights and reminisce a bit about some of the fun, inspiring, and insightful things that have happened during this year. Enjoy!

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Happy Birthday to Mentor Foundation’s founder H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden!

In honor of H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden’s birthday on December 23rd next week, we would like to extend our happiest birthday wishes in advance to Her Majesty!

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“Youth substance use is not inevitable.” Dr. Robert DuPont on substance misuse, and the power of prevention.

With more than 50 years of experience in the field, Dr. Robert DuPont has both served as the founding Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which funds about 80% of the world’s drug and addiction research, served as a White House Drug Chief for two presidents, and met with Pope Francis during the first narcotic workshop in the Vatican City. Read more about his experiences, insights, and the biggest discovery of his career, in this exclusive interview.

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#GivingTuesday 2021 – Unleash Generosity

Next Tuesday, November 30th, the annual "Giving Tuesday" is taking place and millions of people around the world come together to unleash a wave of generosity that lasts not only during this day, but that is part of everyday life around the world. Join us in this celebration of kindness and be a part of the creation of a more generous world!

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Introducing our Program Director – Gezim Gashi

Earlier this year, the Mentor USA team was extended when Gezim Gashi joined us as our new Program Director. Gezim has several years of experience within education and his work has been recognized by both Harvard University and Forbes magazine. We are so excited to have welcomed Gezim to our team and we now want to give you the opportunity to get to know him a little bit better!

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Thank you for a great Halloween celebration!

Thank you to everyone who attended the spooky Halloween Celebration that we arranged together with the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - LA, in Los Angeles on October 29th! Have a look at some pictures from the amazing evening on the rooftop at Santa Monica Place below.

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Join us for Red Ribbon Week 2021

Every year, between October 23rd and 31st, Red Ribbon Week is held - highlighting the importance of living a drug-free life. Join us as we take part in the initiative and keep inspiring youth to live a healthy and productive life, free from drugs.

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The young and talented artist ASHER strives to provide a voice for the unseen

At only the age of 20, self-taught musician and multi-talent ASHER sets a great example for other young people as he wants to turn his own experiences of feeling unseen, unheard, and uncared for into something good through his music. We are very happy to have received the opportunity to get to know this amazing artist a little bit better and also be able to share ASHER's thoughts about his music, mentoring, youth empowerment, and much more, with you.

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Public Safety Alert: One Pill Can Kill

The Drug Enforcement Administration has released a Public Safety Alert regarding a sharp increase in fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. 

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Twelve-year-old Thea has her eyes set on a professional tennis-career

Seeing young people pursue their passions, doing something they love, and being empowered to make healthy choices is at the core of our work at Mentor USA. We are therefore very happy to have gotten the chance to speak with Thea, who is currently ranked as the #1 tennis player for her age in the U.S., about her goals, inspirations, and how she manages both tennis and school.

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