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Ready in the Middle

Ready in the Middle is a youth preparedness initiative designed specifically for youth ages 11 to 12 and their families in Mississippi.

Target Audience(s):

Youth ages 11 to 12 and their respective households and families


Participants will learn:

  • How to identify potential hazards;
  • About hazard and risk mitigation;
  • About individual, family, and community preparedness;
  • About home safety audits; and
  • About home hazard hunts.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 2

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 2-4

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class
  • Group Discussion
  • Community Forums

Primary Contact:

Dr. C. Ryan Akers,


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Portrait of Dr. Ryan Akers
Associate Extension Professor
Community Preparedness and Disaster Management