Inspired by seven seniors from T.C. Williams H.S. who performed their slam poems at our May 1st anti-drug youth rally, David Mineta, from the Office of National Drug Control Policy invited these students along with Mentor to share their poetry with the entire staff of ONDCP at the White House on May, 30th.
Santiago was a shy, and somewhat insecure, senior at Spring Brook High School in Maryland. He was a little unsure of himself and his ideas but with the guidance of his teacher, Lynn Nelson, and the H&M drug free t-shirt slogan contest he took a chance and entered the slogan that motivated him.
On May 27th from 4:30-6:30pm Mentor Foundation USA president and CEO, Gunilla Girardo, will speak on a panel of leading business women from both the U.S. and Sweden for the Leaders in Heels presentation.
On May 1st, 2014 there was excitement beaming the school as 700 seniors entered the auditorium to “Shatter the Myths” with a youth drug prevention rally. As a kickoff for prom season Mentor Foundation USA traveled our unique “Shattering the Myths” Youth Rally to the school.
Mentor Foundation USA is dedicated to the idea that if you equip young people with the tools and give them the room to speak, they will! We are advocates for the use of creative expression to share thoughts and feelings and we work with our students to provide opportunities for them to take to the mic and speak out.