US Disaster Program Resources for Youth
Act Out: Empowering Youth to Heal a Hurting World
Act Out is an experiential educational program for middle and high school students that brings the needs and hopes of the world together with the lives of youth, in a context framed by liturgy and filled with prophetic stories of Scripture. Below you will find a methodology statement of the program and three thematic modules on Malaria, Clean Water and Sanitation, and Hunger and Economic Opportunity, along with a special Clean Water Camping/VBS edition. Each module is structured to conform to a 24-hour lock-in/retreat timeline, but can be modified for other uses: weekly youth group meetings, camp programs or whatever else you can imagine!
Rita Mosquito: A Children's Program on Malaria
Rita Mosquito is a three-lesson curriculum designed to help children and youth learn about malaria, a deadly but preventable disease that affects many people worldwide. Originally developed for the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund, the curriculum explains how the NetsforLife® program partners with communities in sub-Saharan Africa to save lives, and empowers children and youth to join the fight against malaria.
These materials are flexible, and you are encouraged to use all or part of them as best suits your parish, school or group. Lesson 1 is geared more toward young children, but Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 have been adapted for older youth. Lesson 3 also includes a book written for middle and high school youth.