SHADE Foundation of America Overview
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New Port Richey
Target demographics: Parents, Teachers, children K-8 grades, High risk individuals and families nationwide.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 100,000 students K-8
Communities using SHADE Coverings
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help with outreach
Write a newsletter
Help with social media
Talk to local groups
Geographic areas served: nationwide
Programs: SHADE's close partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency has propelled the SunWise with SHADE
National Poster Contest to measurable success. SunWise is a free program for grades K-8 that consists of a toolkit containing cross curricular activities that allow teachers to integrate sun safety into their traditional teaching. This creates simultaneous opportunities for teachers and students to absorb vital, preventative knowledge of sun safety without distracting from their required subjects. SHADE reinforces the message conveyed in SunWise by welcoming schools to participate in a nationwide poster contest. After being taught the 8 SunWise messages, students may draw and submit an original poster demonstrating their knowledge of the sun safe habits that they have acquired and retained. Posters are judged on a state and national level. Children are encouraged to go online to vote for their favorite poster, which again puts the sun safety messages in front of them. The poster deemed to possess the clearest, most creative conveyance of understanding of the sun safety messages is the national winner.
Helped educate over 1 million students K-8
Provided 150 million hours of shade though the SHADE Covering program
reached over 100 million people through awareness campaigns
Distributed 20,000 Self Skin Exam DVDs
This year we have seen our income drop and have less staff to support programs however 10,000 students took part in the poster contest from 46 states.
Window to the world of Skin Cancer in Rockafella Plaza NY was seen by over 8 million people.
3million people in MA have driven by 50 billboards directing then to the Self Skin Exam on our website.
5 communities are getting SHADE coverings.