Masters of Disaster is a K-8 curriculum that covers 11 topics which address specific types of disasters, such as weather-related, geological or human-caused. The curriculum focuses on what to do before, during and after a disaster, occurring in different places like the community, at school and at home. The American Red Cross created Masters of Disaster to help you be ready to answer questions from youth such as "Why did it happen?", "Will it happen again?" and "Am I safe?"
The curriculum is available in 2 kits: A Family Kit or Educator's Kit. The Educator Kit meets national educational standards, and both kits come with stickers, certificates, a DVD and a CD with all the lessons plans.
If you are interested in ordering these kits, please contact the Chapter office at 203-966-1663. 

Youth Corps Has a Banner Year 

This has been a very successful year for the New Canaan Red Cross Youth Corps. Although we had a very small group of about ten members, everyone actively contributed in our efforts. We started out with fundraising at school through bake sales, but we had the desire and the need to do more than that. We raffled off concert tickets, made announcements, and publicly campaigned for the Red Cross more than ever before. We spread the word about blood drives and fundraisers around the school, and our visibility as a youth organization increased.

In the spring, we raised money for the Measles Initiative, and helped the Red Cross effort to support Malaria Awareness Day. We also continued our regular fundraising efforts. On June 2, we had our 2nd annual Dodgeball Tournament at the New Canaan YMCA, which was immensely successful. More than 10 teams participated and we raised more than $250. Additionally, we are hoping to get the YMCA to match the money we made during the tournament. Overall it was a fantastic, successful year, and we only hope that the New Canaan Red Cross Youth Corps will increase in member size and success in the years to come. 

Rebecca Kroll and Boris Lipovetsky
Youth Corps Co-Presidents

Youth Corps donating $500 to Aid Afghanistan