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Attending our local events is a great way to learn more about Mentor’s work, provide support, and experience our mission in action.

‘In Light of Youth’ Summer Gala – Virtual Event

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Like many other non-profits, in the United States and around the world, Mentor Foundation USA is currently faced with unprecedented challenges. COVID-19 and opioid addiction are considered the two great epidemics of our generation, and they are now intersecting in additively deadly ways.

During these challenging times, we look to you, our closest friends and partners to ask for your continued support. Join us on Saturday, August 29th at 7pm EDT for an evening full of inspiration, from the comfort of your home.

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Read more about our 2018 In Light of Youth’ Benefit Dinner

Mentor International’s 25th Year Anniversary

It was 25 years ago that Mentor International, Mentor Foundation USA’s affiliate, was founded by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden together with members of the World Health Organization (WHO).

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to Her Highness Princess Sora Saud, the many Ambassadors, U.S. government officials, philanthropists, business leaders, and Mentor friends who joined us this special evening.  It was great seeing so many old and new friends of Mentor celebrating together – all in support of youth.

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‘In Light of Youth’ Benefit Dinner

In 2018, Mentor hosted our ’In Light of Youth’ Benefit Dinner in the presence of H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden. The theme, “In Light of Youth,” served as a reminder that young people are at the heart of the design and development of our youth programs to create better outcomes for youth.

In 2018, International pop star Zara Larsson performed, and special guests included Princess Sora Saud of Saudi Arabia; Romero Britto; Washington Capital Players Nicklas Bäckström, Christian Djoos, and André Burakovsky; and several Ambassadors to the United States.

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Ambassadors for Drug-Free Youth

Every year, Mentor gathers with several Ambassadors to the United States to host ‘Ambassadors for Drug-Free Youth’The goal for this evening event is to bring awareness to the issues of the opioid epidemic and raise support for our organization.

In 2017, the event was hosted at the Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C. The Honorary Committee consisted of the following: Her Highness Princess Sora Saud of Saudi Arabia, Her Excellency Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter – Embassy of Sweden, Her Excellency Ambassador Maguy Maccario Doyle – Embassy of Monaco,  Her Highness Princess Lalla Joumla – Embassy of The Kingdom of Morocco, His Excellency Ambassador Kenichirō Sasae – Embassy of Japan, Her Excellency Ambassador Sylvie Lucas – Embassy of Luxembourg, His Excellency Ambassador Kåre R. Aas – Royal Norwegian Embassy, His Excellency Ambassador Pierre Clive Agius – Embassy of Malta, His Excellency Ambassador Tihomir Stoytchev – Embassy of Bulgaria and His Excellency Ambassador Geir H. Haarde – Embassy of Iceland.

For more information about our events, please contact Nicole Ostlund at [email protected].