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Public health partnership: Youth programs


The Academy offers several programs aimed at improving the health and wellness of children and youth. AAD’s Youth Programs help ensure youth protect and care for their skin through our AAD Shade Structure Grant Program, teach them empathy for those with different skin through our Good Skin Knowledge program, or give youth with chronic skin conditions a life-changing week at Camp Discovery.

Your partnership ensures that children and youth continue to benefit from programs that educate them about skin health, empathy, and self-empowerment.

Camp Discovery
Camp Discovery was founded in 1993 to provide children with chronic skin diseases an opportunity to experience a full-range of overnight summer camp activities. Many of these children cannot attend other summer camps because of physical and financial limitations, as well as due to fear of rejection because of their appearance. Through participation in arts and crafts, sports, and social activities, campers build self-esteem and confidence and develop a new outlook on life.

Recognition on materials and AAD.org is based on the level of support.
Multiple supporters
Available
Good Skin Knowledge
Good Skin Knowledge is the AAD’s youth education campaign. Good Skin Knowledge lesson plans and accompanying handouts are designed to be easily implemented in a variety of settings for the two age groups of 8- to 10-year-olds and 11- to 13-year-olds. The goal is to teach young people the facts about common skin, hair, and nail conditions. Misunderstanding can lead to teasing and bullying, which is associated with anxiety and depression.

Recognition may include logo recognition on the Good Skin Knowledge landing page on AAD.org, based on the level support.
Multiple supporters
Available
Shade Structure Grant Program
The AAD's Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces. Through the Shade Structure Grants children and their families learn about sun safety behaviors and are protected from the sun year-round. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure.

Recognition may include logo recognition on a permanent sign near a shade structure and an invitation to the dedication ceremony if the grantee would like to host one.
Multiple supporters, starting at $10,000.
Available
Interested in partnering with the AAD?

Contact the Academy's Corporate and Foundation Relations team at CorporateTeam@aad.org.

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