Teens Dream Mentors



As a part of its mission, Teens Dream is committed to providing each winner with a mentor in his or her field of interest.  For the teen, the goal is to become more informed, to build a relationship with those already working in the field, and to explore avenues for furthering his or her dream.  For the mentor, we hope the vision put forth by each teen winner will shed light on the issue area from the perspective of a young dreamer and that assisting a young person in the pursuit of his or her passions will be a rewarding experience.

The Teens Dream Co Lab Mentorship Expectations Statement

Examples of mentor matches with some of their photos and videos below from our 2016 competition include winner AJ Tabura having his video on the stigma of mental illness featured by the National Association of Mental Illness through its social media communications, grand prize winner and rapper Jayo Onyeka from London meeting with radio and recording industry representatives and getting his music aired on 95.5, most of our winners meeting with local documentary film makers and winner Anna Dang connecting with science experts at the Woodrow Wilson Center.


In 2017, we have asked every submitter to align his or her video with one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including the elimination of hunger and poverty, the creation of sustainable cities and communities and the protection of our seas, our land and our climate.

If you are an individual or organization with expertise in any of the policy areas defined by the SDGs who would like to have a direct impact on the next generation, please contact the Teens Dream Director of Mentoring at info@teensdreamcolab.org.

2017 Competition Mentor Meetings Gallery

2016 Competition Mentor Meetings Gallery

2015 Competition Mentor Meetings Gallery

2014 Competition Mentor Meetings Gallery

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