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Ready in the Middle

Ready in the Middle is a youth preparedness initiative designed specifically for youth ages 10 to 19 and their families in Mississippi.

Target Audience(s):

Youth ages 10 to 19 and their respective households and families


Participants will learn:

  • To identify potential hazards,
  • Hazard and risk mitigation practices and strategies,
  • How to enhance individual, family, and community preparedness,
  • The importance and the process of home safety audits, and
  • How to complete a successful comprehensive home hazard hunt.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 2

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 2-4

Program Delivery:

  • Demonstration
  • Educational Class
  • Educational Video (Online or DVD)
  • Group Discussion

Primary Contact:

Dr. Ryan Akers,

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