WASHINGTON, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York City high school students will interact with top U.S. scientific experts and inspiring guest speakers to help "shatter the myths" about drugs and substance use, and pledge to stay drug-free.
What: Shattering the Myths drug prevention program premieres in New York City in the presence of H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, founder of Mentor International
When: April 20, 2016, 8:45AM and 10:30AM, immediately followed by a media debrief
Where: The High School of Economics & Finance, http://www.ecoandfin.org/
100 Trinity Place, New York, NY 10006
Special guest speakers include Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Dr. Lonise Bias, parent testimonial and motivational speaker.
About Mentor Foundation USA Our mission is to prevent drug abuse among youth while helping them identify and pursue their goals. Shattering the Myths is a major part of our drug prevention platform.
Mentor Foundation USA is an affiliate of Mentor International, which was founded in 1994 by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden and the World Health Organization. We work to prevent drug abuse among youth while helping them identify and pursue their life goals. We operate as a Federation with national chapters in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Colombia, Denmark, and a regional operation in Lebanon, which includes 22 Arab League countries. Collectively, we have implemented projects in over 80 countries and impacted more than 6 million lives.
Contact: Gunilla Girardo (202) 536-1594
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SOURCE Mentor Foundation USA