From Harvey to Irma, these recent natural disasters have offered important reminders about the need to be prepared—and Save the Children has come up with a unique way to make sure kids get the message.
For National Preparedness Month, Save the Children has produced a fun song and dance that teaches kids the basics of emergency preparedness. Plus, it keeps them moving during break time, afterschool, or at home:
Less than half of American families have an emergency plan, Save the Children reports, but children can be powerful change agents in leading the movement (literally and figuratively) towards preparedness.
So this September, join 50,000+ children across the U.S. in learning the importance of knowing their In Case of Emergency (ICE) contacts, making a plan, and packing a go-bag. Supplement messages with free turnkey Prep Step lessons and send-home family resources as desired to meet the needs of your program or family.
The 5 Promises represent conditions children need to achieve adult success. The collective work of the Alliance involves keeping these promises to America’s youth. This article relates to the promises highlighted below:
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A recent situation involving a first-grade student in the University City School District prompted teachers and administrators to consider an unconventional approach.
Rather than immediately focus on any instruction or behavior in the classroom, the district sought to provide the student and his family with basic needs – a trip to the doctor, food and toiletry items.
Tanya’s work with America’s Promise began in 2005 directing the planning and execution of professional development events designed to encourage greater focus and collaboration within communities to see that all young people receive the Five Promises.
One major challenge to achieving a higher baseline of student health across U.S. schools? According to advocates, it’s that federal and state policymakers respond to particular moments of public crisis by passing narrow and targeted measures rather than considering the whole child.