Youth Preparedness

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Youth and young adults play an important role in the Red Cross mission of preparing for and responding to emergencies. This is why we work closely with schools, Scouts and youth groups to prepare the next generation.

The Passport to Preparedness program utilizes a variety of age-appropriate approaches to improve students’ understanding of how they and their families can better prepare for disasters. The aim is to empower students by teaching easy and tangible steps to preparedness in a non-threatening manner. The program includes take-home activities to help families develop disaster plans, build disaster kits and get trained in first aid.

Basic First Aid for Youth is an interactive presentation intended to provide 1st through 6th grade students with important information regarding first aid, emergency response and preparedness. The goal is to educate the students to feel confident in responding to emergencies and natural disasters by giving them an opportunity to learn and practice some basic first aid techniques like bandaging a wound and helping someone who is choking

For more information about our youth preparedness programs, please contact us at (206) 726-3574 or (360) 377-3761 or