Dana Lewis | Young Hero Award from Alabama Public Television
EDUCATION

Dana Lewis

Huntsville, Alabama

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes during her first year of high school, Lewis did not allow fear and embarrassment to overtake her life. Instead, she dove headfirst into making a difference for teenagers like herself, forming the first teen support group in Alabama, then serving as Alabama Young Ambassador and National Youth Advocate for the American Diabetes Association. She has addressed members of Congress about the need for diabetes research, has spoken at fundraising and corporate events, school groups and other local organizations and even traveled 17,000 miles last summer to speak to more than 2,000 children at diabetes camps in 10 states.In 2006, Dana was selected by the International Diabetes Federation as 1 of 25 young adults worldwide to participate in a Youth Leadership Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa.

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For Fiscal Years 2016-2020. These educational programs and services of Alabama Public Television made possible by the generous support of the following contributors:

Community Events & Engagement
  • Books-A-Million, Young Heroes
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama, Be My Neighbor Day/Young Heroes
  • Brookmont Capital Management, Young Heroes
  • C. W. Daniel Charitable Trust, Young Heroes
  • Medical Properties Trust, Young Heroes
  • Fred Rogers Productions/PNC, Be My Neighbor Day
  • WNET-CPB, Sesame Street in Communities
General Support
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
  • Public Broadcasting Services (PBS)
Learning Adventures
  • Alabama Bicentennial Commission
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • American Graduate
    a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Malone Family Foundation
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Sybil Smith Foundation
  • Troy Univiersity
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
Media Library
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate, Getting To Work
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children’s of Alabama
  • HEAL Alabama
  • Medical Properties Trust
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Professional Development for Educators
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama, PBS KIDS EdCamp
  • Sybil Smith Foundation, PBS KIDS EdCamp
Workforce Development
  • CAWACO, Career Forward
  • Southeast Alabama Works, Career Forward