Like most organisations around the world, Mentor International was stunned by the onset of a global pandemic that led to school closings, lock-downs, and social distancing. Through concerted effort, we were able to pivot and find new ways to continue to support youth through innovative activities and training. Mentor Arabia and Mentor Sweden were able to digitally transform our TUI Care Foundation Youth Academy project. Mentor Latvia test-piloted a long distance, cross-cultural e-mentoring between a youth and a BBC journalist. Mentor USA created a Youth Committee to incorporate elements of positive social media messaging from its Living The Example program. Mentor Germany and Mentor Denmark were able to run some in-school programs while developing their network of partners, schools and volunteers.
For more details about 2020, 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.