Protect The Groms works with elementary schools across the United States to provide shade structures and sun safety education to kids who live and play in the sun. Each year PTG awards grants of up to $10,000 to public and charter elementary schools for installing permanent shade structures to cover the sunny areas of their campus.
In 2010, our family and friends started the sun care brand Sun Bum in order to protect ourselves and our small beach community from the harmful dangers of the sun. As our little company grew we started to realize that our products and logos were connecting with kids of all ages, and we wanted to do more. So, in 2016, we started a non-proﬁt called Protect The Groms.
In surf lingo “groms” means “kids”.
Did you know that often times the skin cancers you get as an adult are results from burns you got when you were a kid? Or that in most of the United States you cant bring sunscreen to school without a doctors note because it's classified as a "drug"?
We wanna change that.