Preparedness Education

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.

Little girl holding a pillowcase she made with the Red Cross pillowcase project

The Pillowcase Project

A free preparedness education presentation for 3rd-5th graders
Children in a classroom learning about preparedness from the Red Cross

Masters of Disaster

A preparedness education module for K-12th

Other Youth Preparedness Resources

Disney Mickey and Friends Preparedness Activity Book in English and Spanish
The cobranded Red Cross and Disney Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity Book 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.

Ready Rating
Ready Rating is a program that helps businesses, schools and organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools, resources and information for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disaster, maintain operations, and protect lives and property. Whether you are taking your first steps or have a fully-functioning emergency management program, the Ready Rating program can help you achieve a higher level of preparedness.