Screen-Free Week 2017 Endorsers

Endorsements are still pouring in, so check back soon for more! If you’d like to become an endorser, click here.

  • Alliance for Early Childhood
    What they're saying
    “The Alliance for Early Childhood began its TV Tune Out Week in 1995. Since then, our ScreenBreak and CCFC’s Screen-Free Week have evolved to reflect the screen options and usage in children’s entertainment. Both organizations continue to focus on the importance of a yearly opportunity for families to evaluate the impact of screens on their lives and to explore other options. The Alliance for Early Childhood salutes the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and looks forward to many more years of providing screen-free weeks for families around the country.”
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    What they're saying
    “Reflecting the growing consensus that excessive screen time is displacing essential childhood activities, Screen-Free Week 2017 is endorsed by 47 public health and child advocacy organizations, including the American Public Health Association, Reach Out & Read, the National WIC Association, The National Black Child Development Institute, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)”
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
  • Association of Warldorf Schools of North America
  • Barnes on the Move Partnership
  • Center for a New American Dream
    What they're saying
    “Screen-Free Week is a wonderful opportunity for individuals and families to kick-start new habits! So many people complain about never having enough time, yet the average American spends about 3 hours a day watching television. Let’s take back that time, and devote it to more of what matters in our lives! Let’s spend less time in front of our tvs and gadgets, and more time outside and enjoying nature. Less time on social media, and more time personally connecting with each other and our communities. Less time complaining about the state of our world, and more time working on solutions to the problems.”
  • Families Managing Media
  • Family Servicies Network
  • Maternal and Child Health Access
  • Mercy Hospital Young People’s Healthy Heart Program
  • National Black Child Development Institute
    What they're saying
    “The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) proudly supports Screen-Free Week as part of our strong commitment to promoting positive nutrition and fitness practices in Black communities. NBCDI’s long-standing efforts to actively promote children’s health and wellness serves as a vital component to our organization’s greater mission of improving and advancing the quality of life for Black children and families. In keeping with our efforts to increase health and wellness among Black children and families, NBCDI encourages children, families, schools, and communities to spend Screen-Free Week rediscovering the joys of life beyond the screen through discovery, exploration, and play.”
  • Power of Moms: A Gathering Place of Deliberate Mothers
    What they're saying
    “At Power of Moms, our goal is to gather deliberate mothers so we can encourage each other to learn, grow, and develop ourselves through the experience of motherhood. We believe families need to approach screen time purposefully, which is why our community of deliberate mothers heartily embraces Screen-Free Week. It gives families a chance to reevaluate the use of screens in their homes, space to find more creative uses for their time, and most importantly, an opportunity to focus on relationships and strengthen family bonds.”
  • Story of Stuff
    What they're saying
    “This year, we’re hearing parents, teachers, even teenagers complain of a growing concern about our screen-focused lives. We’re spending more time staring at screens and less time in the wonders of nature, in conversation with friends, reading, or engaged with others in community activity. It’s time to make a change. It’s not that we should chuck our screens entirely, but that we need a healthier balance. Screen-Free week is a great way to restore that balance.”
  • Sungarden Preschool
  • TRUCE
    What they're saying
    “Thank you, Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood, for Screen-Free Week. It is one of the best ways families can experience disconnecting from their screens and reconnecting with each other and the other things they care about in their lives. It’s a time to step back and reflect on the role media and technology play in their lives, and what they gain and lose by using it. And, it is a time to make decisions about what they want to change about their screen use when the week is over and they turn their screens back on. TRUCE has been concerned about the impact of entertainment media on children and families for over 20 years and we urge parents to take advantage of this special opportunity to promote the well-being of their families.”

Do you work for a non-profit or school? It only takes one email for your organization to become an official Screen-Free Week endorser. Contact us at ccfc@commercialfreechildhood.org