Guam was recently included in a nationwide youth preparedness initiative called MyPI, short for “My Preparedness Initiative.” MyPI is a four-time, national award-winning youth preparedness/youth leadership program designed to enhance individual, family, and community preparedness as well as a variety of leadership development characteristics.
Guam is to be included in the initiative and join the now expanded MyPI with 33 other states and territories.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) are working closely with the MyPI National to create the new MyPI Guam, Guam Youth Preparedness Initiative, with the overarching theme, “Fostering Emergency Preparedness, Civil Responsibility, and Leadership in Teens.” MyPI Guam will be an innovative, multi-faceted program for teens that is facilitated by trained and certified instructors from the community in order to help Guam’s youth prepare themselves, their families, and their communities for emergencies.
Volunteers Needed for Instructor Pool
To begin the initiative, GHS/OCD, working with MyPI National is hosting Instructor Certification and Training Workshops at the GHS/OCD facility at the following separate dates:
- Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Volunteer Instructors will be certified and trained to deliver disaster preparedness training such as Community Response Team Training, First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation with Automated External Defibrillator, Hazard Identification, Leadership Skills, and more.
Anyone 18 years of age or older can apply to be a Volunteer Instructor but there are limited slots available. Applicants will be vetted accordingly.
For applicant information, contact MyPI Guam Program Manager, Jaimie Cruz at (671) 475-9600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.