About Mentor

We see prevention and youth development as a collective civic responsibility.

Mentor International is an international non-profit development organization working to help young people find a path towards a promising future. Using evidence based mentoring programs, we provide young people with strong role models, encourage them to stay in school, help them avoid drugs and alcohol. And, we expose them to different professional fields and job possibilities through our strong partnerships and supporters.

In our world, every young person has a caring adult in their life to help them reach their full potential look to the future with hope. We work towards that every day by making sure our programs fulfill UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.

Mentor International was founded in 1994 by HM Queen Silvia of Sweden in collaboration with the World Health Organization, originally working in the field of drug use and substance abuse prevention.