The Queen and the team from Mentor prepare for filming. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/royalcourt.se
The Queen has recorded a recruitment film in order to attract more mentors to join the organisation Mentor. The film will then be shown online by Mentor's various partners to generate greater interest in becoming a mentor.
Mentor is based on the idea that young people need adult role models. Plenty of healthy adult relationships can often be the main preventive factor against drugs and violence. Mentor therefore works both with mentors — whereby a young person and an adult are monitored for a year — and with active support for parents. Mentor also works with schools throughout Sweden. Mentor Sweden works in partnership with the Mentor Foundation, an international umbrella organisation. Mentor currently runs projects in 70 different countries, and has reached out to more than 2.5 million children and young people since it was launched. Mentor was founded by The Queen in 1994. Find out more about Mentor here.