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The St. Clair County Youth Readiness Council is now accepting applications for the 2017 - 2018 session which starts July 1, 2017.  Applications will be accepted through April.

The Youth Readiness Council is open to any St. Clair County residents 13-17.  This organization is a fun way to make a difference is our county.  The application can be found at www.YouthReadinessCouncil.Org


The St. Clair County Youth Readiness Council is looking for adult partners to act as Safety Town Instructors.  These instructors will be asked to “teach” one or more 15 minute subject(s) to 1st Graders at a local Safety Town Location.  Subjects include: Home Safety, Law Enforcement Safety, Fire Safety, Pedestrian / Bike Safety, and School Bus Safety.  In addition Adults will be asked to assist with the actual Safety Town course where kids will experience pedestrian and bike safety on the streets of Safety Town.

Time commitment will be one Saturday Morning / Afternoon for approximately 4 hours.

Instructors will be required to submit to a background check as they will be instructing 1st graders.  Potential instructors are asked to fill out the below Volunteer Form or call (810) 989-6965 and ask for Russ or Pam.

Safety Town Instructor Form

Digital Volunteer

Volunteering is an important way to give back to your community or by making a difference to the people in your community. Becoming a digital volunteer, this will assist first responders during an emergency by being the eyes and ears of social media and sending in reports to local officials to make decision with situational awareness. Check out this video made by some of our digital volunteers. If this is what you are interested in then click on the link below to register. 

  • Are you a social media user?
  • Would you volunteer from home? 
  • If so, complete the registration form below

The Kids for Safety Program is an updated program that teaches children several different types of preparedness.  There are 5 different modules; 72 Hour Preparedness, School Safety, Home Safety, Fire Safety, and Weather Safety.

Each module is taught within a 1 hour time frame.  After the lesson is taught the youth are given handouts or tasks that they have to accomplish with a parent or guardian.  Some of these are to make an Emergency Kit, have an Emergency Contact List, make and practice Exit Drills, Test Smoke Detectors, and plan where to go in an extreme weather situation.

The program objectives are designed to strengthen the safety knowledge of children in our communities to establish a preparedness level with our residents prior to incidents occurring thus making this a safer community.  We are outreaching to children ages 5 to 12 years old by giving them the opportunity to earn a patch in the following safety areas:  72 Hour Preparedness, Fire Safety, Weather Safety, School Safety and Home Safety.  The development of the program was intended to give parents/guardians and children the ability to continue being prepared at home and school.

The children will each receive a Safety Patch for the module or modules that they attend.  If they chose to attend all 5 modules they will also receive a certificate for their participation.  

If you are interested in hosting a Kids for Safety Program in your area, contact our office at (810) 989-6387


What is Ready Neighborhood?

Simply put, the Ready Neighborhood Program is a group of neighbors who have agreed to work together following a big disaster.  Some neighborhoods like to have a very formal plan, with assigned roles and tasks, while other are more spontaneous, leaving specific assignments to the day of the disaster.  There is no right or wrong way to organize. The way you do it really depends on the neighborhood “personality”.

Regardless of how you organize there are some easy steps you can take to get everyone on the block thinking about disaster preparedness.

Here in St. Clair County we may experience a variety of disasters from weather related floods and power outages to single family fires , or a Chemical release or spill.  We also know that our normal daily lives can be severely disrupted and services we are used to getting (clean water, electricity, natural gas, phone and internet, fire and police response) will be very limited to non-existent.  That is why we encourage people to not only prepare themselves and their families, but to talk to their neighbors about how they will work together to make sure everyone in the neighborhood is safe and cared for.

St. Clair County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) has created a Ready Neighborhood Program to help your neighborhood get organized in times of disaster.  There is an online toolkit that provides practical step-by-step instructions on organizing as a neighborhood.  If you want, the HSEM can come out to your neighborhood and help you prepare.  For more information about this program call 810-989-6325 or email at emergencymanagement@stclaircounty.org  or our website:  www.bereadystclaircounty.org

This is a 3 Step Process: (click on below links for more information)

Facilitator tool kit links (full packages are available from HSEM):

Facilitators Guide

Step 1:  Getting Together

Step 2:  Getting Organized

Step 3: Enhancing Your Neighborhood (Coming Soon)

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