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Mississippi Youth Preparedness Initiative (MyPI)

MyPI is a comprehensive youth preparedness program designed for teens that includes Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team); an Add-On catalog that features technology tracks, career tracks, and CPR/AED certification; and a leadership and community service project.

Target Audience(s):

Youth ages 13 to 19 and their families


Participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge in subject-matter area,
  • Improve life skills, and
  • Learn how community leaders implement strategies to improve public decision-making and/or increased civic engagement.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 21

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 21

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class
  • Demonstrations
  • Group Discussion

Primary Contact:

Dr. C. Ryan Akers,

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