This past year, Mentor International continued to support its national member organisations with best practices and a focus on building strong relationships, fundraising and improving mentoring skills. Most organisations were able to offer in-person programs combined with digital, online meetings to increase continuity, frequency, and reach. More locally, Mentor Arabia launched a new psycho-social program for youth exposed to trauma. Mentor Sweden developed a new group-peer hybrid program as an alternative to the individual mentoring program. Mentor Latvia strengthened its individual mentoring program with life skills webinars and training for youth. Mentor USA continued to collaborate with strategic partners such as DEA to support drug prevention for youth. Mentor Germany bulked up its support for parents, teachers and natural mentors, while Mentor Denmark ran its last programs in December before putting its organisation on pause.
For more details about 2021, please see the full Annual Review – here.
I would like to thank everyone who supports Mentor Foundation's work; this includes governments, corporate partners, scientists, communities, our board of trustees and thousands of individuals who engage with us as volunteers.H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden
Our core values that guide us forward:
Empower young people with tools to strengthen their self-esteem.
Inspire young people to invest in their futures.
Motivate them as they navigate the transition to adulthood.