Jeter’s Leaders and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness Community Collaborative: Integrating Disaster Preparedness at the Community Level

In 2012 NCDP developed an interactive workshop and Train the Trainer certificate program for use by programs like Jeter’s Leaders, which prepare high school aged students to serve as community preparedness messengers. Students, as leaders in their communities, are trained to promote awareness of emergency preparedness and increase preparedness levels within their communities. Students learn to exercise leadership skills by creating a ‘culture of preparedness’ in their schools, and in peer groups,  such as basketball teams. During group work, students practice  skills to ‘influence’ peers and deliver the preparedness message. Jeter’s Leaders uses a version of the NCDP model of preparedness as a framework for each module that represents the 5 action steps to increase resilience, at home and within the community. Click here for more information about Jeter’s Leaders.