Awards

Students from the Ready School of the Year 2022 present

Ready School of the Year

Ready Schools is part of the Ready New York for Kids program, which launched in 2007 with the introduction of two interactive emergency preparedness guides for students. In spring 2009, NYC Emergency Management and the Department of Education introduced a pilot program to teach the lessons from Ready New York for Kids in schools. After a successful pilot program in Brooklyn, Ready Schools launched in all five boroughs at the start of the 2009/2010 school year.

Each year, the Ready New York program honors a school for its preparedness. Past winners include:

  • P.S. 9 in Brooklyn - 2009
  • P.S./M.S. 18 in Manhattan - 2010
  • P.S. 97 in Queens - 2011
  • P.S. 23 in the Bronx - 2012
  • P.S. 151 in Brooklyn - 2013
  • P.S. 130 in Manhattan - 2014
  • I.S. 24 in Staten Island - 2015
  • P.S. 90 in Queens - 2016
  • P.S. 207 in the Bronx - 2017
  • P.S./M.S. 219 in Queens - 2018
  • P.S. 56 in Staten Island - 2019
  • Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management - 2021
  • P.S. 103 Hector Fontanez in the Bronx - 2022

Nominate a school to win the Ready School of the Year Award

Ready Older Adult Center of the Year

The Ready New York program honors older adult centers for their commitment to preparedness.

  • Fort Greene Grant Square Senior Center in Brooklyn - 2012 (inaugural)
  • Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center in Queens - 2013
  • United Neighborhood Senior Center in Brooklyn - 2015
  • R.A.I.N. Gunhill Senior Center in Bronx - 2016
  • Peter Cardella Senior Citizens Center in Queens - 2017
  • Riverdale Senior Center in the Bronx - 2018
  • SelfHelp Innovative Senior Center in Queens - 2019
  • Grace Agard Harewood Neighborhood Senior Center in Brooklyn - 2020
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center in Queens - 2021

Nominate an older adult center to win the Ready Older Adult Center of the Year Award

Commissioner for a Day Contest

All New York City high school students are invited to participate in the NYC Emergency Management "Commissioner for a Day" essay contest. The 2022 application is closed. Stay tuned for the 2023 application!