The Federal Emergency Management Agency has implemented a FEMA for Kids program for pre-to-middle school students in New Jersey.  The program is designed to advocate disaster preparedness to children ages 4 through 11, in areas that have been affected by a disaster through interactive education.

The program will take place in more than 20 New Jersey schools and community-based programs this month during which FEMA will teach children how to prepare for and respond to disasters in a fun and engaging way.  Children will learn how to create family emergency plans, assemble disaster supply kits and care for their pets in the event of an emergency.

FEMA for Kids also will provide an opportunity to express their feelings and concerns about Hurricane Sandy by creating art.