Ready Army program is sponsoring a new activity, "Prepared
Kids," which has the objective of getting younger family members
involved in the discussion about how to be ready for disasters.
activity is under way and will run through Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Kids recognizes the strength, spirit and creativity of Army children
and teens, and invites them to share their ideas for preparing for
emergencies. This year’s Ready Army Prepared Kids Competition theme
is "Prepare Strong!"
children ages 7-18, with a connection to the Army, are eligible to
enter the competition.
rules and details are available at the Web site http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/ra_prep_kids.htm.
make sure families are involved we are (providing) the kids with some
fun activities to get them involved so that they talk to their
parents," said Jim Platt, deputy director of the Army Protection
Division. "It opens an avenue so they can talk to their parents
and becomes the impetus for getting the program started."
"To make sure families are involved we are (providing) the
kids with some fun activities to get them involved so that they
talk to their parents."
Army Protection Division
idea is for Army children and teens to share their ideas for preparing
for emergencies by creating individual works that highlight
and teens can submit such things as a poem or song lyrics they wrote,
a short video, a poster, T-shirt or bookmark design, a personal story
of experiencing an emergency, an essay, a public service announcement,
a preparedness game, a drawing, sculpture or musical piece or even
computer software they have written.
of finalists will be loaded onto the Ready Army Web site for one week
for open voting after Aug. 12.
will be announced during National Preparedness Month in September.
winning creations will be featured during 2010 as part of the Ready
more information in the Fort McCoy community, people also can contact
the Army Community Service office by calling 608-388-3505.
(Information in this story
is from Army News Service, the Installation Management Command and
Fort McCoy Army Community Service.)