Resources For Schools

Educating for Emergencies

The lessons you provide the young people in your care will benefit them throughout their lives. Now the Red Cross makes it easy for you to add lessons that could also save their lives.

The American Red Cross is committed to helping youth and young adults become better prepared for a disaster or emergency. We work closely with schools, scout groups, and youth-serving organizations to raise awareness of disaster risk and build resiliency among young people. Our age-appropriate preparedness materials and trainings educate youth with engaging activities and easy action steps.

The Pillowcase Project


The Pillowcase Project

Contact your local Red Cross chapter to get our free preparedness education presentation for 3rd – 5th graders.

The Pillowcase Project, sponsored by Disney, is a preparedness education program for children in grades 3 – 5, which teaches students about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. The hour long presentation is perfect for schools, after-school programs, Girl and Boy Scout troop meetings, and more. Red Cross volunteers lead students through a “learn, practice, share” framework to engage them in disaster preparedness. Upon completion, students receive a sturdy pillowcase in which to build their personal emergency supplies kit. Presentations are customized to focus on a hazard that is important and relevant to the local community.

Fill out this form to request information, request a presentation, or become a volunteer with the program in your area.
Disney Mickey and Friends Preparedness Activity Book

Download the cobranded Red Cross and Disney Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity Book, which teaches youth how to be prepared and stay safe during disasters. Using interactive games and activities, children and their families learn how to be better prepared for the unexpected in a safe and stress free environment.

In English and Spanish

Disney Action Kit
Download the Disney Action Kit and learn what to put inside of your emergency preparedness kit or pillowcase, how to make a family plan, and additional steps to stay safe during an emergency.
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Monster Guard

For kids aged 7-11. This app teaches preparedness for real-life emergencies at home with the help of Maya, Chad, Olivia and all the monsters.

Download via Apple App Store or Google Play or text "MONSTER" to 90999.

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