National Preparedness Month – Week 4: Teach Youth About Preparedness
The end of National Preparedness Month is approaching. Hopefully throughout September, you have been able to make a plan, build a kit, and prepare for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This last week of National Preparedness Month is focused on teaching our youth about preparedness.
The Week 1 message was Make a Plan. The Week 2 message was Build a Kit. The Week 3 message was Prepare. The Week 4 message is Teach Youth About Preparedness.
Week 4: Teach Youth About Preparedness
Preparedness for the future starts today. Talk to your kids about how to prepare for emergencies and what to do in case you get separated. Disasters happen everywhere, and every member of the family can prepare.
Reassure your kids by providing them with resources on how they can get involved. Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during, and after disasters. Kids can also:
Everybody Has a Role—Including Teens
Teenagers and other young people can help their families, schools, and communities prepare for disasters. There are many options to learn about disaster preparedness. Whether they’re just starting to learn about preparedness, want to join or start a youth preparedness program, or are looking for materials to teach the next generation of preparedness leaders, they can find helpful resources and explore a variety of disaster preparedness roles at Everybody Has a Role—Including Teens.
We all have a role to play in ensuring the safety of our communities. Everyone can make a difference!