News

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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Youth Advisory Committee

Youth Perspective: Finding your outlet

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.

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News

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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News

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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Partners

Partner Spotlight with Structured Finance Foundation

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.

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Youth Advisory Committee

Youth Perspective: The importance of networking

In this month’s Youth Perspective article, Youth Advisory Committee Member Sydney Makarovich is sharing her experiences and thoughts on the importance of networking, having a strong support system, and building connections.

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News

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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News

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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Youth Advisory Committee

Youth Perspective: Maintaining good mental health during college

Our Youth Advisory Committee Member Tony Woo Jr. shares his thoughts and experiences on maintaining good mental health during college.

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News

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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