H.M. Queen Silvia Attends ‘In Light of Youth’ Event in Washington, D.C.

On November 28th, H.M. Queen Silvia attended Mentor USA's benefit event at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. The event brought together influencers from business and government compassionate about the health and wellbeing of young people.

29 November 2018 | Blog

H.M. Queen Silvia attends 'In Light of Youth' event in Washington, D.C.

Among those in attendance were ambassadors Emily Haber, Kåre Aas, Tihomir Stoytchev and Kurt Jaeger and H.M Queen Silvia of Sweden. The international pop-artist Zara Larsson gave a surprise performance to an evening that ended with coffee and cordial with Nicklas Bäckström, Christian Djoos and André Burakovsky of the Washington Capitals.

The following day, The Queen also met with youth in Mentor USA’s program where 15 students from a local High School presented their work as Youth Ambassadors in Mentor USA’s ‘Living the Example’ program. Her Majesty commended Mentor USA’s Youth Ambassadors for their excellent work, bright ideas, and inspiring presentation.

About Mentor International

Mentor International was founded in 1994 by HM Queen Silvia of Sweden and the WHO (World Health Organization) with the mission to empower young people to lead healthy lives free from drug abuse. It has headquarters in Sweden and operates as a Federation with local organizations across three continents. Since its foundation, Mentor has collectively impacted over 6 million youth.

About Mentor USA

Mentor Foundation USA is a non-profit organization that works with innovative, evidence-based intervention approaches to prevent the incidence and prevalence of youth substance use and promote health and wellbeing. Mentor Foundation USA was established in 1996 and is today located in the greater Washington, DC area in Tysons, Virginia.