MyPI: National Youth Preparedness Initiative

MyPI: National Youth Preparedness Initiative


Disasters can happen at anytime to anybody. Whether it’s flunking your math exam,
backing your parent’s car into a light pole, or navigating your way through a bad breakup, unexpected things can happen to the best of us While we can’t help you
with those kinds of disasters, we can help you be prepared
for a natural disaster, like a tornado or a flood. My Preparedness Initiative, or MyPI, is a
national disaster preparedness program designed specifically for teens. In a nutshell, it teaches you how to be safe and
help others in the event of a natural disaster. You’ll learn critical skills like utilizing
social media and radio resources to communicate during a disaster. Through the class, you’ll also become
certified to do CPR and use a defibrillator. Which are pretty powerful skills to have. So how does it work? You take a one-hour class
each week for twelve weeks. At the end of the program,
you’ll help six families put together an emergency and communication plan. It’s both that simple and that impactful. You may be thinking that the last thing you need
right now is another class, but seriously, this experience is
so much more than a class. Obviously, it’ll help you learn how to
keep your family and your friends safe in dangerous situations. But it’s also a great thing to add
to your resume or college application and it’ll give you a chance to explore different careers and prepare for a future job. Ever thought about becoming
a doctor, firefighter, EMT, nurse, civil engineer, urban planner, police officer, meteorologist, or social worker? The skills you learn in this course will
absolutely be put into use in these and many other career choices. You can find more information at myPiIllinois.org

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