MyPI program starts April 14 for Lincoln area teens

March 15, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. – The My Youth Preparedness Initiative (MyPI) program will be offered in Lincoln this spring. Applications for participation are being accepted now through March 31.  

MyPI is an award-winning disaster preparedness program for teens ages 13-18. Through hands-on and classroom instruction, youth learn how to participate in disaster response, use emergency response equipment, render first aid, and explore careers with certified CERT/Emergency Response instructors.

Teens share this information with family and friends through the PREP+6 community service project. They will also be certified in CPR/AED and Teen CERT through the US Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency.

In addition to becoming a member of Teen CERT, graduates of the program receive a backpack with emergency response equipment, CPR/AED card from the American Red Cross, and a partial refund on their enrollment fee. Valued at over $400, youth are able to enroll in this pilot course for only $60. The program begins Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. – 5:00 pm at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln.

The deadline for applications is March 31. Youth selected for this program will be notified by April 4. For more information, visit the Lancaster County MyPI webpage or contact Soni Cochran at 402-441-7180.