youth preparedness month Facebook ImageOAKBROOK TERRACE – July is national Youth Preparedness Month, State Senator Suzy Glowiak is urging area residents to take some time to prepare young people for the emergencies and disasters that can happen at any time. 

“This month take the time to account for the unique needs of children,” Glowiak said. “In the unfortunate event there is a natural disaster or an emergency; children should know the steps to take to keep themselves and others safe.”

Youth preparedness programs teach young people the proper steps to remain safe during and after a disaster. Some programs even give young people a seat at the table when it comes to developing recovery plans.

Research has shown prepared children and young adults become positive influences, leaders and become more confident if they are mentally prepared.

“Youth preparedness programs are a great way to help future generations develop resilience and give young people a seat at the table,” Glowiak said.

Glowiak recommends residents visit www.ready.gov/get-involved to learn more.

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