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November 16, 2021
Contact: Christina Mazzanti

AAE Announces Collaboration with On Our Sleeves


Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators (AAE), a national professional association serving educators in all fifty states, is collaborating with On Our Sleeves, the movement for children’s mental health, to help break the stigma surrounding children’s mental health. They have officially joined the On Our Sleeves Alliance as an education partner.


Composed of corporations, youth and parent-serving organizations, health care organizations, education partners, and individual champions, the On Our Sleeves Alliance represents the diverse and powerful voices committed to sharing best practices and advancing the mission of On Our Sleeves.


“Because of partners such as AAE who have joined On Our Sleeves, we are able to continue the movement’s important mission – to provide every community in America with free, evidence-informed resources for breaking child mental health stigmas and educating families and advocates,” said Marti Bledsoe Post, executive director of On Our Sleeves.


As an education partner, AAE will receive exclusive content and resources to distribute to their members to further the On Our Sleeves mission. They will also gain membership into a national coalition with other prestigious organizations to share information, network, and participate in educational webinars and events for the important cause of educating youth about mental health and starting conversations.


“This important partnership with On Our Sleeves is a landmark achievement in fulfilling our organizational commitment to best practices for the quality, the mental health, and the supportive workplace climate for all educators, so they may fully serve their students and their entire educational community,” noted AAE senior professional programs manager Melissa Pratt.


About the Association of American Educators
The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, nonunion, professional educator organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to educator empowerment and advocacy—promoting professionalism, collaboration, and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE is committed to a teaching profession that is student oriented, well respected, and personally fulfilling. AAE serves members in all fifty states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $16.50 per month and includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional resources, and many other benefits. Classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, student teachers, university professors, and supporters can learn more at


About On Our Sleeves
Children don’t wear their thoughts on their sleeves. With 1 in 5 children living with a significant mental illness and half of all lifetime mental health issues starting by age 14, we need to give them a voice. On Our Sleeves, powered by behavioral health experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, aims to provide every community in America with free resources necessary for breaking child mental health stigmas and educating families and advocates, because no child or family should struggle alone.

Since the inception of On Our Sleeves in 2018, more than 2 million people have interacted with our free pediatric mental health educational resources at and our educator curriculums have reached more than 1.1 million students across the United States. We depend on philanthropy to underwrite our mission of providing free educational resources across America and will be seeking funding partners to create a meaningful collaboration. Please contact Amanda Dove, Director of Corporate Partnerships at 1-866-317-5437 or to learn how millions of families can learn about your brand.