The Covid-19 pandemic had a serious impact on mental health issues in general and among young people in particular. At Mentor Foundation USA we have taken a closer look at some reports and metrics to better understand the nature of the consequences and what needs we have to meet moving forward.
In this month's Youth Perspective article, Joshua Dawidowicz from Mentor Foundation USA’s Youth Advisory Committee, shares his wishes for the new year, as well as some advice on how to reach your goals.
In honor of H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden’s Birthday later this month, on December 23rd, we would like to extend our early Birthday Wishes to Her Majesty.
Get to know Mentor Foundation USA’s newly assigned Executive Director Minna Madzunkova! Minna has a background as a statistician and analyst with extensive experience running her own consulting-firm, including non-profit organizations. Elevating companies and assisting organizations and individuals to thrive and reach their potential is her personal and professional mission. For the past 15+ years she has worked with a wide range of responsibilities in various positions such as analyst, business consultant, translator, and producer. She has served as President and member of various committees within the Swedish community in Los Angeles, and is currently on the committee of the Sigrid Paskell Scholarship for the Performing Arts.
In this month's Youth Perspective article, Tony Woo Jr. from Mentor USA’s Youth Advisory Committee, reflects on the true meaning of Thanksgiving. He shares his experiences from this last Thanksgiving Holiday and thoughts on the importance of expressing gratitude over the blessings you have in your life. With the Christmas Holiday approaching - he asks what the holidays really are for? Read the full article to take part of his very insightful and concrete advice on this matter.
For this year's Red Ribbon Week, Mentor Foundation USA's Youth Advisory Committee decided to meet with young people and promote the important cause of drug prevention with peers on campus! Read more about their efforts and take their quiz on national statistics regarding drug prevention, in this month’s Youth Perspective article.
Get to know Mentor Foundation USA’s newly elected Vice President and member of the Board of Directors, Diana Villarreal. Diana Villarreal is the Principal and CEO at ACREAUS, a company that helps clients establish innovative growth strategies to reach business goals. Diana’s commitment to advancing social justice and serving those less fortunate with love is a guiding principle in her life, and she is also the founder of two non-profit organizations: Project Hope International and Career Confidence. Read more about her successful career, passion for helping others and vision for the future of Mentor Foundation USA.
We would like to extend our happiest birthday wishes to Mentor USA’s much appreciated Ambassador Dolph Lundgren, and thank him for his outstanding work and important contributions to Mentor Foundation USA!
Giving Tuesday—a day when millions of people around the world come together to unleash a wave of generosity is taking place on November 29. This year marks the ten-year anniversary for this celebration. Take the opportunity to give and join us to contribute to a more generous world!
Mentor Foundation USA joined DEA’s Operation Engage’s initiative for their Back to School giveaway event —“Cutz & Convo”— in Inglewood, L.A. earlier this fall. Children between the ages of 4 to 18 were offered free haircuts as well as school supplies, vision screening, music, food, and coronavirus testing and vaccinations.