Jamila Sams Joins Mentor Foundation USA as new Program Director

May 06, 2011, 11:11 ET from The Mentor Foundation

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mentor Foundation USA welcomes Jamila Sams as the organization's new Program Director. Ms. Sams, who has extensive experience with mentoring and administration in Baltimore-area schools, will help the Mentor Foundation USA develop and implement drug prevention programs nationwide, starting in the Washington, DC-area.

"We feel that Ms. Sams brings very valuable experience to Mentor," says Yvonne Thunell, Chairman of Mentor Foundation USA. "Her experience in successfully addressing the issues that face young people today is impressive and will be crucial as Mentor develops drug prevention programs in the United States."

Ms. Sams brings more than ten years of experience in the field of education and education administration. Her former posts include serving as Assistant Principal at the Commodore John Rodgers School in Baltimore and as Dean of Students and Families at the Crossroads School, also in Baltimore.

To prepare for the position as Program Director Ms. Sams spent a week in Sweden and England training with Mentor's international teams.

"Ms. Sams deep local knowledge of youth issues combined with her training in Mentor International's approach to drug prevention and mentoring are a great foundation to start our work here in the United States," Ms. Thunell says. "This is a very exciting time for Mentor Foundation USA."

For more information on the Mentor Foundation USA: www.mentorfoundation.org/usa

Contact: Suzanne Edam
Tel 202 556 5021

SOURCE The Mentor Foundation