National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Ready Campaign.
Your club can increase community awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies and encourage individuals to take action. The following projects and resources are available:
Kids Care Clubs -- Be Safe, In the Know and Ready to Go!
Your Kids Care Club can learn and teach others tips on safety and emergency preparedness.
Disaster Preparedness Service Learning Project
4th - 6th grade students engage as active participants of school safety teams while reinforcing classroom standards. Includes pre-service, service and post service activities. Curriculum was developed by Volunteer Center Orange County in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, the Costa Mesa Fire Department and the American Red Cross.
Ready Kids is a tool to help parents and teachers educate children in grades 4-5 about emergencies and how they can help get their family prepared. Ready Kids is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready campaign, a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, potential terrorist attacks and other emergencies. Check out how to create a supply kit on FEMA Ready Kids.