Special Episode: Youth Preparedness with Sam Johnson

Season #1 Episode #9

Special Episode: Youth Preparedness with Sam Johnson

Crisis. Conflict. Emergency Management Podcast

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In our next episode, we are joined by Sam Johnson. Sam is the Program Lead for Youth Preparedness for National Headquarters at the American Red Cross. She manages two emergency and disaster preparedness education programs, Prepare with Pedro (Kindergarten – 2nd grade) and The Pillowcase Project (3rd-5th grade) that have reached over 1.4 million students across the continental US and on military bases abroad. She began her career as an AmeriCorps member with the American Red Cross of Alaska and supported long term recovery efforts in the US Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. She has a Master of Science from Tulane University in Disaster Resilience Leadership. 

You can learn more about her programs at redcross.org/youthprep. 


Sam Johnson | Senior Associate Community Preparedness Education and Youth Preparedness  Program Lead, Youth Preparedness | [email protected] American Red Cross | National Headquarters  [email protected] 

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