Youth Preparedness Workshop Friday, May 11 in Columbus, OH
You’re Invited to a FEMA Workshop on
IMPLEMENTING YOUTH PREPAREDNESS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
and South-Western City Schools in Columbus, Ohio for a day-long workshop on implementing
youth preparedness in community-based organizations.
This workshop is designed to provide you with the information you need to start integrating youth preparedness
into your organization’s existing youth offerings or to build a youth preparedness program from scratch.
As a workshop attendee, you will receive live instruction and a “how-to” guide on key topics, including:
- Engaging Partners
- Identifying Curriculum
- Implementing Your Program
- Promoting Your Program
- Evaluating Your Program
- Sustaining Your Program
Throughout the day, you will also interact with and learn from experts who have
developed and delivered some of the most successful youth preparedness programs in the country.
And you will collaborate with these experts and your peers in a series of hands-on activities
that will produce some of the tools and inputs you need to implement an effective program.
Please register online by May 4! We look forward to seeing you!
About this FEMA Workshop
DATE: Friday, May 11, 2012
Registration begins at 8:30 AM, Workshop runs from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: The Ohio Rehabilitation Service Commission (400 E. Campus View Blvd. Columbus, OH 43235)
RSVP: Click here to create a profile on the Ohio EMA's training website and then register for the FEMA Youth Preparedness Workshop.
If you encounter difficulties, please contact Todd Barstow (TMBarstow@«hidden»)
If you would like additional information about FEMA’s youth programs, please contact our Youth Director,
Regina Moran. If you are unable to attend the workshop, but still want to learn about youth preparedness,
Recommendations for Youth Preparedness and instructions on how to sign up for FEMA’s Children and Disasters
email updates. In addition, the U.S. Department of Education has excellent resources, many of which can be found
on their Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) website.
Why Youth Preparedness?
You likely know that children have unique needs during an emergency. But did you also know…?
Children have unique abilities to prepare themselves
—and their families, schools, and communities.
Children as Influencers
Educators and social researchers agree that children are the best messengers for
home-based preparedness and can convince their parents to prepare.
Children brought home the lessons of seat belt safety that are now considered second nature.
Children as Leaders
Today’s children can become leaders who will ensure future generations are also prepared.
Earlier youth-targeted, anti-smoking education helped reduce usage rates among today’s teen population.
Children as First-Responders
During an actual emergency, prepared children are more confident than their peers.
That confidence can translate to real impact—for their own lives and for their family, friends, and neighbors.