Protect The Groms

Providing sunscreen and shade for the next generation.

Protect The Groms is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that partners directly with schools across America to provide a safe environment for children who live and play in the sun.

The Facts

  • 80% of skin damage happens as an adolescent
  • 1 of 5 children ub tge YS wukk develop cancer in their lifetim
  • more skin cancer then other cancers combined
  • 5 childehood sunburns double your risk of skin cancer
  • 47 of 50 states restrict the use of sunscreen at schools
  • 1 american dies every 52 minutes from skin cancer

When it comes to protecting our kids from the harmful rays of the sun, the United States is far behind. Australia and many European countries require schools to support the use of hats and sunscreen on a daily basis.

Over 90% of the UVA and UVB rays from the sun can be filtered by sunscreen.

The Deal

We work exclusively with forward thinking schools and their leadership to provide sun safety and education in exchange for their commitment to implement change.

Together, we can make a difference.

  • Assemblies
  • Education
  • Sunscreen
  • Shade
  • Headwear
  • Freebies

What We Give

Protect The Groms will provide your campus with everything it needs to protect your students from the sun.

  • Protect
  • Promote
  • Action
  • Apply
  • Wear
  • Share

What You Give

Your side is simple: We ask you to lead by example and encourage your students to protect themselves from the sun.


The most important aspect of the Protect the Groms initiative is the process of educating your students about sun protection.

  • Julian Wilson Professional Surfer

    Top 5 World Championship Tour Surfer

  • Filipe Toledo Professional Surfer

    Top 5 World Championship Tour Surfer

  • Malia Manuel Professional Surfer

    Top 5 World Championship Tour Surfer

  • Zak Noyle Professional Surf Photographer

    ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Surfer Magazine

  • Andrea Hannemann Nutrition Blogger

    Owner and Curator of

  • Hawaiian Water Patrol Professional Watermen

    World-Class Surf Rescuers

As part of our program, we will

  • Coordinate assemblies provided by Protect the Groms with Sun Bum Ambassadors.
  • Educate your school on the correct usage and application of sunscreen.
  • Provide detailed training and information materials to staff and faculty on the importance of sun protection.

Join Us

For more about Protect the Groms, contact: Drake Rinks Protect the Groms Coordinator
[email protected]

"Thank you for considering those seedlings and letting them grow with the correct outlook on sun damage and protecting themselves… Our little school is very blessed and your generosity is the true spirit of Aloha."
- Espie Chapman
(Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School)