The Next Generation: Role of Youth in Community Resiliency I

Sun. 3:30-5:00 p.m., Interlocken A

This first of two complementary sessions will address the vision and effort by youth and their mentors around hazards from mitigation to adaptation and relocation. The sessions highlight the role of youth and mentors who live and learn in vulnerable places and are in a unique position to view and understand hazards and how their risk can be reduced.

The students and their mentors will emphasize how their collaboration highlights the perspective of youth and how youth can play an important role in achieving resilience for vulnerable areas. Their presentations will also discuss the difficulties of teaching and working in vulnerable areas. The relationship of mentors and students is illustrative of how youth can address vulnerability to build toward community resiliency.

Panelist Monica Farris, Moderator


Panelist Alessandra Jerolleman
Natural Hazard Mitigation Association


PanelistPamela Jenkins, Panelist


PanelistTara Lambeth, Panelist


PanelistRebecca Haacker, Panelist


PanelistSandra Maina, Panelist
Florida International University


PanelistKristina Peterson, Panelist


Panelist Tap Bui, Panelist
Mary Queen Of Vietnam Community Development Corporation


Organizer: Kristina Peterson, UNO-CHART