HAZNET: Preparing youth for emergencies and disasters: My Preparedness Initiative

My Preparedness Initia­tive (MyPI) is an award-winning youth preparedness and educational outreach program for American teens ages 13-19. Through hands-on training and classroom instruction, youth learn about their roles in disaster preparedness and response, use emergency response equipment, and explore emergency management careers.

The program has its origins in Mississippi. In 2014, the Missis­sippi Youth Preparedness Initia­tive won FEMA’s national award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Preparedness. The National initiative, known as… read more.