Youth and young adults are especially vulnerable to developing substance use disorders, which carry the potential for life altering consequences. 90% of alcohol and drug problems begin in adolescence and youth who do not use alcohol, nicotine or marijuana before the age of 21 are distinctly unlikely to start drug use after that age. Mentor Foundation USA works with innovative, evidence based intervention approaches to prevent and reduce youth substance use and promote health and wellbeing.
We support healthy-decision making in young people by providing them with professional adult mentors through partnerships with Career Mentoring Companies. These professional adult mentors listen, guide and provide meaning opportunities to the youth in our programs.
We empower youth to speak up and out against drugs and provide them a platform to be heard. Through interactive outreach campaigns and listening to our youth, we provide the tools for them to become their own advocates for staying drug-free.