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#Teens4Prep: Teens Promoting Healthy Communities during Disasters and Every Day

Teens across the country are helping their communities stay healthy during disasters and every day.  These teens talk about ways that they are helping their communities and why it matters to them.
Check out their stories and share your own story about helping your community stay safe and healthy on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #Teens4Prep.

Helping My Community 

YouTube:  Tracie Onchwari.  Community exercises new perspective on disaster response.
YouTube:  Daniel Bosse Joseph.  Helping my community make it out strong after a disaster.
YouTube:  Kristen Smith.  Working with the MRC to prepare my community for a flood
YouTube:  Jenna Wild.  Helping my community better understand its disaster health needs.
Meeting amazing people while helping my community

Helping Students Prepare

YouTube:  Shelby Ruotsalainen.  Teaching Disaster Readiness Assistance for Teens
YouTube:  Rahel Yimenu.  Teaching elementary school studnets about emergency preparedness

Learning New Skills for Disaster Preparedness

YouTube:  Elizabeth Cipus.  Learning about cultural competency to help in disasters and every day.
Kendra Martin:  Learning skills through MRC to help my community when disaster strikes
YouTube.  Danny Recinos.  Ready to step in and help during a disaster by using CPR and sign language.

Are you looking for a great way to serve? The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) offers a wide range of student health volunteer opportunities. MRC volunteers help provide community health education, staff vaccination clinics, help at emergency shelters, and more. Contact your local MRC and find out how you can make a difference in your community.

  • This page last reviewed: November 28, 2016