Sara Revell Ford appointed Secretary General of Mentor
Sara Revell Ford will become the new Secretary General of Mentor International and Mentor Sweden as of August 9, 2019. Sara Revell Ford is currently employed as National Director of the Swedish Red Cross.
Mentor UK Launches “The Parents’ Handbook”
Mentor UK, in cooperation with Adfam, an organization working to improve the lives of family members affected by the drug or alcohol use of a loved one, released “The Parents’ Handbook” as a free resource for parents and carers.
A Mentor Is a Friend and Role Model
Today is #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities around the world to encourage people to come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
What Would You Say to Your 15-Year Old Self?
Last month, Mentor Sweden took over Stockholm’s Central Station and transformed the main hall into a “Mentor Day” for adults and teenagers to meet. It was a full day packed with competitions, choir and dance performances, interviews with astronauts, panel discussions with business leaders and “micro-mentoring.”
Celebrating International Day of Families
The goal of this day is to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth, however a family is constituted.
Depression Can Be Treated. The First Step is Talking.
Thoughts of the future can be overwhelming for adolescents and young people; they can cause anxiety and depression. It is so important for teenagers to have someone who will listen and to whom they can talk.
Mentoring Can Change a Life
Mentoring provides meaningful connections and is rewarding for both the mentee and mentor. In this interview from a mentoring pair in Sweden, mentee, Benedicta, and mentor, Sandra, discuss the impact this relationship has had on both of their lives.
Mentoring Makes a Difference
Imagine a world where every young person had a caring adult in their life to help them reach their full potential. This is what we at Mentor International work toward every single day and why we are thrilled to celebrate International Mentoring Day.
Interview: Yvonne Thunell, Mentor International Chair
Mentor International’s Chair, Yvonne Thunell, recently attended a summit on the global proliferation of narcotics at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. This summit, “Narcotics: Problems and Solutions of This Global Issue,” was requested by Pope Francis to bring together the leading international scientists and practitioners to highlight the global drug epidemic. In this interview, Thunell talks about Mentor’s involvement at the summit, the topics discussed, and the most shocking thing she learned.
Mentor International and H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden Attended Vatican Summit
Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November, Mentor International and its founder Her Majesty The Queen of Sweden visited the Vatican to take part in the seminar Narcotics: Problems and Solutions of this Global Issue conference.