AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness
the official teenage branch of the
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Founded in 2002 by a teenager, AFA Teens seeks to mobilize teenagers nationwide to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and to engage teenagers in the cause. It is aimed at teens with family members affected by the disease and those purely interested in the cause.
AFA Teens’ dedicated Web site creates an online community for teens, giving them support from experts and the opportunity to share experiences and connect with each other through a bulletin board and blog.
AFA Teens also offers teens the opportunity to get involved through AFA Teens chapters forming across the country. Chapters are youth-led, activity-based offshoots of AFA that groom tomorrow’s leaders; engage teens in grassroots efforts to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and volunteer in their communities, and educate and support teens and their families who are affected by the brain disorder.
In addition, teens can develop their leadership skills and help guide the growth of AFA Teens by being appointed to the AFA Teens Advisory Board.
AFA Teens awards a $5,000 college scholarship to a college-bound student each year. The scholarship is designed to provide an outlet for teenagers to express their thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause.
Our Mission is to:
- Raise awareness among teenagers and the general public about Alzheimer’s disease.
- Provide education, counseling and support to young family members.
- Enable teens to share feelings and experiences with other teens and experts.
- Refer teens and their family members to various programs and support services of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and its member organizations.
- Help support the mission and services of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.