Mentor USA's Youth Advisory Committee wishes you all a happy holiday season and ends this year with a Youth Perspective article all about gratitude for what has been, and what's to come.
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!
“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.
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!
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!
Anna Creekmore is the treasurer of Mentor USA’s Youth Advisory Committee. To deal with stress, feeling overwhelmed and when she needs a break, Anna turns to dance, and in this month’s Youth Perspective article she shares her thoughts on the importance of having an outlet to express your emotions, energy, and talents.
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.
In partnership with Structured Finance Foundation, 33 previous program participants from Mentor USA's youth programs have been awarded life-changing scholarships to further their academic opportunities. In recognition of the last 5 years of successful partnership, we spoke to the Executive Director of Structured Finance Foundation, Leslie Sack, about empowering and supporting our youth.