About
Center for School, Youth and Citizen Preparedness

Dedicated to emergency and disaster preparedness

The Center for School, Youth and Citizen Preparedness is dedicated to providing emergency and disaster preparation training to schools and communities to strengthen future generations.
Our History
 
 
The Center for School, Youth and Citizen Preparedness has evolved and expanded since April of 1999 after the school shootings that occurred at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. It was then that a multidisciplinary team began to evaluate school preparedness and developed educational strategies and tools to prepare schools and youth for similar situations.

Since that time, our nation has been faced with many other tragedies including both natural disasters and manmade terrorist activities which continue to affect our communities, schools, and individual citizens. Preparedness of our citizens, both young and old, for emergency and disaster situations has been recognized as a federal priority so that all will know what to do when faced with a tragic situation.

Initiatives developed and implemented by the Center have had positive effects on the everyday lives of youth and citizens involved.