The five-year-old charity, founded by the eponymous television personality best known for hosting “American Idol,” is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.
Its primary initiative is to build broadcast media centers, named Seacrest Studios, within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media.
There are currently seven broadcast studios in Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Orange County, California, and Philadelphia. The eighth studio will open in Boston later this week.
“I appreciate that Nick understands our mission so personally,” Seacrest said in a statement. “I’m so grateful that he’s decided to take on this larger role with us, joining our efforts to expand our programs at children’s hospitals throughout the country.”