Mentor Foundation, USA

Mentor Foundation, USA Mentor Foundation USA works to prevent drug abuse among youth while helping them identify and pursue their goals.
Mentor Foundation USA is mainly active in the DC/MD/VA/PA areas, but the organization is an affiliate of Mentor International, which is a non-government organization with projects in 80 countries, and reaching almost 6 million youth, Mentor International promotes the health and well-being of young people through drug abuse prevention programs. Mentor International was founded in 1994 by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mentor's mission is to prevent drug abuse and promote the health and well-being of young people, wordwide. Prevention Platforms: Living The Example http://www.facebook.com/livingtheexample Shatter The Myths Youth Ambassador Network
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04/06/2020
WEBINAR: Prevention in the COVID 19 Crisis - Parent Webinar with Dolph Lundgren and Dr. Ruben Baler

If you missed our webinar 'Prevention in the COVID-19 Crisis - with Dolph Lundgren & Dr. Baler', you can now view it on our YouTube channel!

We encourage you to watch it with your family and continue this conversation at home. 💚

COVID-19 presents a rapidly changing situation for families and young people. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in especially ch...

"These are very confusing times, so now, it is more important than ever that we, as parents, support our children, and g...
04/05/2020

"These are very confusing times, so now, it is more important than ever that we, as parents, support our children, and guide them through their critical development years as best as we can." - Dr. Ruben Baler, Scientist on the Neurobiology of Drug Abuse & Addiction, The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA.

Join our free webinar today at 4pm EDT and get your questions answered on the health effects and consequences of drug use and addiction, and how to best talk with your teens about the impact of drug use on health.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3781022981671776012?source=fb

Tomorrow at 4pm EDT we will host an important conversation on COVID-19 and addiction together with Dr. Baler from The Na...
04/04/2020
FREE WEBINAR: Prevention in the COVID-19 Crisis - Parent Webinar with Dolph Lundgren and Dr. Ruben Baler - United States Mentor

Tomorrow at 4pm EDT we will host an important conversation on COVID-19 and addiction together with Dr. Baler from The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA and Dolph Lundgren.

Dr. Baler will be answering your questions on the risks our teenagers face during these challenging times and give you his best tips to keep your teens healthy and safe.

Registration is free. Do not miss this!

April 5th, 2020. 3PM EDT | 11AM PDT. Free Parent Webinar during Covid-19 with leading scientist Dr. Ruben Baler and actor, Dolph Lundgren.

04/02/2020
Prevention in the COVID-19 Crisis - Parent Webinar with Dolph Lundgren & Dr. Ruben Baler

Prevention in the COVID-19 Crisis - Parent Webinar with Dolph Lundgren and Dr. Ruben Baler

When? April 5th, 2020, 4pm EDT
How? Register here: https://bit.ly/2R6Oqo4

Our leading expert, Dr. ruben baler, will share the latest research-based knowledge about the health effects and consequences of drug use and addiction, and share resources for talking with your teens about the impact of drug use on health.

Registration is free.

03/30/2020
The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

As a proud, long-term partner of The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA we are happy to announce that we will host another event in recognition of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Stay tuned for more details!

📢 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is here! Celebrate its 10th Anniversary by helping to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and drug use: https://loom.ly/MoLJJRU #NDAFW

“Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who s...
03/24/2020
Coronavirus: Smokers and vapers among those at higher risk for COVID-19

“Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape,” - The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

The virus can be particularly threatening to those who smoke tobacco, marijuana or vape, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA.)

We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Diana Villarreal to our Board of Directors! "Diana’s extensive e...
03/23/2020
Diana Villarreal , newest appointed Board of Director

We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Diana Villarreal to our Board of Directors!

"Diana’s extensive experience and knowledge within the non-profit industry will be an asset to Mentor as we continue to expand our programs to help shape the future of our youth." – Michaela Pratt, President & CEO

Diana Villarreal is the Principal and Chief Executive Officer at ACREAUS, a company that provides leadership and technologies that solve complex business objectives. A trusted strategic partner working with CEOs, NPOs, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, ACREAUS helps clients establish innovative growth strategies to reach business goals.

#nonprofit #youthempowerment

Diana Villarreal is the Principal and CEO at ACREAUS, a company that provides leadership and technologies that solve complex business objectives.

Today, on International Women's Day we want to shine a light on one of our previous program participants and scholarship...
03/08/2020
Spotlight - Delaney Hatfield - United States Mentor

Today, on International Women's Day we want to shine a light on one of our previous program participants and scholarship recipients, Delaney Hatfield. Read her story below. 💚

#IWD #IWD2020

Spotlight – Delaney Hatfield Today, on International Women's Day we want to shine a light on one of our previous program participants and scholarship recipients, Delaney Hatfield. 8 March 2020 | Living the Example Delaney grew up in the small town of Pasadena, Maryland – a very tight-knit commun...

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Mentor. 💚
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Mentor. 💚

Thank you Erwin Kwawu and The Capital Group Group Companies Charitable Foundation for the $20,000 grant and investment i...
02/13/2020
The Capital Group invests $20,000 in Mentor Foundation USA

Thank you Erwin Kwawu and The Capital Group Group Companies Charitable Foundation for the $20,000 grant and investment in Mentor and our youth programs. Erwin Kwawu and The Capital Group have been a signature partner of Mentor for almost a decade and we could not be more grateful for their support and partnership. This grant will directly support our organization and enable us to reach more youth across the U.S. 💚

#empoweringyouth

The Capital Group recognizes the ROI in giving back to its community and supporting young people. Thank you to the Capital Group for the generous support.

Thank you Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA for inviting us to present at your Demand reduction Coordinators Meeting...
02/11/2020
Mentor presents at CADCA's 30th National Leadership Forum

Thank you Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA for inviting us to present at your Demand reduction Coordinators Meeting during CADCA's 30th Annual Leadership Forum!

Together with our fellow prevention leaders, we are working to build healthy, safe and drug-free communities for families and youth. 💚

#Prevention #DEA360 #CADCA

Mentor USA presented at DEA's Demand Reduction Coordinator’s and Community Outreach Specialist’s Meeting at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum.

Thank you ePromos Promotional Products for selecting Mentor Foundation USA as a winner! Our Living The Example Youth Amb...
01/24/2020

Thank you ePromos Promotional Products for selecting Mentor Foundation USA as a winner! Our Living The Example Youth Ambassadors are proudly wearing their t-shirts. Check out the full article and pictures here: http://bit.ly/2GbATpG

#livingtheexample

Check out the t-shirts our October #ePromosforGood winner, Mentor Foundation, USA, ordered!
Read more about this foundation and how their winnings are helping to empower youth: http://bit.ly/38t3eDI
The next #ePromosforGood drawing for the $500 & promo products is February 1st - Click to apply: http://bit.ly/2GbATpG
#thepromoknowhowpeople #promosforgood #giveback #win #MentorFoundation #empoweryouth #spreadawareness #ePromosCares

Mentor Foundation, USA
01/21/2020

Mentor Foundation, USA

Change would not have been possible without small, individual contributions from ordinary people and prominent leaders i...
01/20/2020

Change would not have been possible without small, individual contributions from ordinary people and prominent leaders in the community. Every action matters. 💚 #MLKday

Yesterday we attended the Structured Finance Association Benefit Dinner in NYC together with our Youth Ambassadors and t...
01/17/2020
2020 Structured Finance Foundation Benefit in Support of Mentor Foundation USA

Yesterday we attended the Structured Finance Association Benefit Dinner in NYC together with our Youth Ambassadors and twin brothers Jeremy and Joshua who both received $40,000 each in scholarships!

A big thanks to the Structured Finance Association for the wonderful support. Together, we make a difference in young people's lives. 💚

On January 17, Mentor joined the Structured Finance Association at their annual benefit dinner, to help raise scholarship funds to students in our programs. A big thank you to the Structured Finance Association and the Structured Finance Foundation for the support.

Thanks to YOU we reached an amazing 8,116 youth this year. Together, we will continue our efforts in 2020 and empower mo...
12/24/2019

Thanks to YOU we reached an amazing 8,116 youth this year. Together, we will continue our efforts in 2020 and empower more young people to live healthy and productive lives, free of drugs. From all of us at Mentor Foundation USA we want to wish you a happy holiday!

Did you know that the number of teenagers vaping marijuana has risen dramatically within the past two years?According to...
12/19/2019
The number of teens vaping weed doubled in just one year

Did you know that the number of teenagers vaping marijuana has risen dramatically within the past two years?

According to an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the percentage of high school seniors who reported vaping pot within the past month rose from 7.5 percent to 14 percent.

Between 2018 and 2019, the percentage of high school seniors who reported vaping pot within the past month rose from 7.5 percent to 14 percent.

Gala Selfie Mirror
11/19/2019

Gala Selfie Mirror

Only a few hours left before our auction closes! Don't miss out on Once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Royalties, Ambass...
11/19/2019
Charitybuzz: Mentor Foundation USA

Only a few hours left before our auction closes! Don't miss out on Once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Royalties, Ambassadors, Celebrities, and World Cup Champions! ⭐️

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Our vision is a world where children and young people are empowered to make healthy decisions and live drug-free. Mentor Foundation USA’s is a memb...

Our warmest thanks to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate Mentor International's 25th Year Anniversary! We loo...
11/18/2019

Our warmest thanks to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate Mentor International's 25th Year Anniversary! We look forward to another 25 years of empowering youth in the United States, and around the world. 💚

Our warmest thanks to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate Mentor International's 25th Year Anniversary! We look forward to another 25 years of empowering youth in the United States, and around the world. 💚

11/16/2019

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to celebrate Mentor Internationals’s 25th year anniversary with us yesterday!

Did you also have a video taken at our 360 GlamCam? Share it with us and tag #Mentor25, and you’ll have the chance to win a $50 gift card at Picaboo. Good luck!

More photos from the event are coming soon! ✨

Our Silent Auction is now LIVE! Bid for some amazing experiences, internships, business meetings and so much more! 🤩Find...
11/05/2019

Our Silent Auction is now LIVE! Bid for some amazing experiences, internships, business meetings and so much more! 🤩

Find the full auction here:
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You haven't missed this, have you? 👇With a donation of only $10, you will meet up with action movie star Dolph Lundgren ...
10/17/2019
Dolph Lundgren

You haven't missed this, have you? 👇

With a donation of only $10, you will meet up with action movie star Dolph Lundgren and learn some stunts, grab some dinner, and prepare for your close-up in his next film! Enter now at Prizeo.com/Dolph.

All proceeds from the campaign will help Mentor empower young people to live healthy lives, free of drugs. 💚

Meet me on the set of my next movie! With a donation of $10 to The Mentor Foundation on Prizeo, you’ll be entered to win the chance to meet up with me where we’ll spend the day training, learning stunts, grab some dinner and get you ready to perform a stunt in the movie! Head to prizeo.com/dolph to enter and learn more.

The Mentor team along with Phelps High School students joined the Acting DEA Administrator Uttam Dhillon, First Lady, Me...
10/10/2019
Mentor Attends Red Ribbon Rally at DEA Headquarters in D.C.

The Mentor team along with Phelps High School students joined the Acting DEA Administrator Uttam Dhillon, First Lady, Melania Trump, and other guests as Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA kicked off the commemoration and celebration of their annual Red Ribbon observances.

Mikyah Jackson, a Youth Ambassador in our Living The Example program​, delivered a powerful spoken word on the impact of drug misuse in her community.

Read the full article below!

Mentor along with Phelps High School students joined Acting DEA Administrator and First Lady, Melania Trump as DEA kicked off Red Ribbon Week.

Mentor goes Hollywood! 🌟In collaboration with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles Sacc-La we hosted a r...
10/04/2019
‘Living the Example’ Red Carpet Celebration in Los Angeles - United States Mentor

Mentor goes Hollywood! 🌟

In collaboration with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles Sacc-La we hosted a red carpet celebration for the winners of our 2019 Living The Example National Video Contest in Los Angeles. 🌟

‘Living the Example’ Red Carpet Celebration in Los Angeles On Friday, September 27, we hosted a red carpet celebration for the winners of our 2019 'Living the Example' (LTE) National Video Contest in collaboration with the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. 2 October 2019 | Eve...

On Friday September 27, Mentor USA and The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles ​hosted a red-carpet rece...
10/02/2019

On Friday September 27, Mentor USA and The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles ​hosted a red-carpet reception to celebrate the winners of our 2019 Living the Example Video Contest.

On Friday September 27, Mentor USA and The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles ​hosted a red-carpet reception to celebrate the winners of our 2019 Living the Example Video Contest.

Bid on a Private Dinner Party for 10 People at the Ambassador of Bulgaria's Residence in Washington, D.C!As the winner o...
09/24/2019
Charitybuzz: Private Dinner Party for 10 People at the Ambassador of B... - Lot 1868001

Bid on a Private Dinner Party for 10 People at the Ambassador of Bulgaria's Residence in Washington, D.C!

As the winner of this once in a lifetime dinner, you will be able to sample Bulgaria's world-renowned cuisine prepared by the ambassador's personal chef.

All proceeds from this auction will help Mentor empower young people to live healthy lives, free of drugs. 💚

Invite friends and family to partake in an intimate dinner hosted by the Ambassador of Bulgaria Tihomir Stoytchev and Dr. Stoytcheva at their beaut...

Team Member Spotlight!Karl C. Colder is the Director of Program Development for Mentor. Recently retired from the U.S. D...
09/14/2019

Team Member Spotlight!

Karl C. Colder is the Director of Program Development for Mentor.

Recently retired from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as Senior Executive, Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Division Office responsible for operations in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, and as Deputy Chief Inspector of the DEA Office of Professional Responsibility.

Karl brings immense experience relevant to substance use and prevention efforts.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tyrone Logan to our Board of Directors.Tyrone is the Chief Executive Offic...
09/11/2019
Mentor Appoints Tyrone Logan to the Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tyrone Logan to our Board of Directors.

Tyrone is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-founder of Obsidian Solutions Group, a consulting and technology company providing flexible and responsive solutions to the federal government that directly supports our national security interest.

Welcome, Tyrone!

Tyrone Logan is the CEO and Co-founder of Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG), and currently sits on the Board for Mentor Foundation USA.

09/05/2019
Mentor International

Happy #InternationalDayofCharity! 💚

Watch the video below to learn more about the work of Mentor around the world.

Today, on #InternationalDayofCharity, we remind ourselves that we have the potential to transform the lives of others and make the world a better place!

If you've ever wanted to get involved with Mentor - get in touch with us today! We'd love to hear from you!

Don’t forget to get your donations in on Prizeo for your chance to meet the legendary Dolph Lundgren where he’ll train y...
09/02/2019
Dolph Lundgren

Don’t forget to get your donations in on Prizeo for your chance to meet the legendary Dolph Lundgren where he’ll train you to perform a stunt in his next film! Enter at prizeo.com/dolph. 🤩

Meet me on the set of my next movie! With a donation of $10 to The Mentor Foundation on Prizeo, you’ll be entered to win the chance to meet up with me where we’ll spend the day training, learning stunts, grab some dinner and get you ready to perform a stunt in the movie! Head to prizeo.com/dolph to enter and learn more.

This is your chance to learn Ballet from the Masters! Place your bid for private lessons with Brooklyn Mack, Vladimir Dj...
08/28/2019

This is your chance to learn Ballet from the Masters! Place your bid for private lessons with Brooklyn Mack, Vladimir Djouloukhadze, Michele Wiles & Danny Tidwell. charitybuzz.com/support/Mentor

Have the time of your life while supporting our work to empower young people to live healthy and productive lives, free of drugs.

Alcohol, drug use, and other risky behaviors can be difficult topics to discuss with youth. On The National Institute on...
08/26/2019
Parents & Educators

Alcohol, drug use, and other risky behaviors can be difficult topics to discuss with youth.

On The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA's website you can find the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences of drug use and addiction and resources for talking with kids about the impact of drug use on health.

Find the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences of drug use and addiction and resources for talking with kids about the impact of drug use on health.

Congratulations to Gael, Jenna, and Stephanie! Our three winners of our 'Living the Example' National Video Contest. 🎉
08/21/2019
Gael Fernandez: Winner of the 2019 ‘Living the Example’ National Video Contest - United States Mentor

Congratulations to Gael, Jenna, and Stephanie! Our three winners of our 'Living the Example' National Video Contest. 🎉

Gael Fernandez: Winner of the 2019 ‘Living the Example’ National Video Contest Mentor Foundation USA is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 “Living the Example” National Video Contest. 10 August 2019 | Living the Example We are excited to announce the winners of our 2019 Living the Exa...

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1775 Tysons Blvd
Tysons Corner, VA
22102

General information

Mentor Foundation USA works to empower young people to live healthy and productive lives, free of drugs.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(571) 458-7050

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Mentor Foundation USA works with innovative, evidence based programs to prevent youth substance use and promote health and well-being.

Mentor International, together with Mentor Foundation USA and the other Mentor organizations around the world, is the leading international not-for-profit network empowering youth and preventing substance abuse.

Our vision is a world where children and young people are empowered to make healthy decisions and live drug-free.

H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden established Mentor International in 1994 in collaboration with members of the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, the Mentor has grown to provide support to youth in over 80 countries reaching more than 6 million children. The organization is now represented in the USA, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Denmark, and has regional offices in Lebanon serving 22 Arab countries.

Mentor is the leading international federation of not-for-profit organizations working around the world to empower young people and prevent drug use.

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A ROYAL VISIT Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden will be in Washington DC in November to celebrate the progress of the Mentor International youth drug abuse prevention program in the United States. I was introduced to this program in 2010. Over the past three years, I have been pleased to see Mentor take off and flourish in New York's Columbia County.
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Job well done!!!