School Programs Overview
American Skin Association's free education programs have provided over 12 million young people, teachers and parents across the United States with information and instruction in sun safety and best practices for maintaining skin health. Aligned with National Health Education Standards, they raise awareness about the skin's vital role in both physical and emotional health and inspire participants to take better care of their skin.
The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy (Grades K-12)
Now in its 11th year, The Wonders of Skin was developed in partnership with The New York Academy of Medicine to help educators teach skin health. A vital component of comprehensive school-based health education, the program includes four fully illustrated teaching guides for use in primary, elementary, middle and high school, on-site professional development, technical assistance and take-home materials for families.
For further information about bringing The Wonders of Skin to your school district, click here.
The Skin You're In (Ages 11-15) NEW!
Developed by Scholastic with an education grant from Galderma Laboratories, L.P., The Skin You're In focuses on three issues of vital importance to preteens and young teens — acne, atopic dermatitis and the sun. Launched in Fall 2010 at 15,000 middle schools across the United States, the program includes a colorful teaching guide, a classroom poster for educators and a quiz for families — all of which can now be downloaded.
To download materials for The Skin You're In, click here.
The Wonders of Skin: LibGuides Now Available (Grades K-12)
ASA's Education Council's mission is responsible for the education of children regarding skin health. ASA is proud to share the digital format of its highly regarded program, The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy, with teachers, school nurses, and parents around the world.