As a company whose goal is to help people get healthy, stay healthy, and live well, it’s not surprising that Walgreens would coordinate a challenge around teen health, and we’re honored that they have chosen to use the Skild contest platform. A group called the Walgreens Community Task Force noticed the rising incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV and AIDS, among 14 to 18 year olds and thought the people best able to talk about this serious topic was students themselves.
The Task Force felt that art would be a great “language” with which to encourage young people to make better life choices especially in their relationships. The Expressions Challenge is designed to enable students to have a positive influence on their friends, classmates, and community. This post originally appeared on Skild.com blog page.