PROJECT DESCRIPTION

SHOREline is a youth empowerment program that seeks to provide an opportunity to make fundamental changes in the lives of youth, their families, their communities, and beyond.

We created SHOREline with the support of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to give youth a voice—and a platform—for encouraging their own recovery and the recovery of those around them.

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SHOREline is a youth empowerment and disaster recovery program that seeks to provide an opportunity to make fundamental changes in the lives of youth, their families, their communities, and beyond.

We created SHOREline with the support of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to give youth a voice—and a platform—for encouraging their own recovery and the recovery of those around them.

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The five pioneering chapters in the Gulf Coast will spend the school year building tools to help youth and communities recover from a disaster. The projects that students work on will develop their organizational, communication, and leadership skills. Students will have opportunities to engage with local and national leaders and innovators and to travel to two Gulf Coast college campuses for Youth Summits. Shoreline is run by Columbia University in partnership with the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University, and is supported by Local, National and Youth Advisory boards.

THE SHOREline VISION

To develop a network of youth who help themselves, their families, their schools, their communities, and youth in other communities recover from disaster.

THE MISSION

(1) To establish and sustain a network of disaster-affected youth who build powerful connections with other youth and with adult leaders and innovators

(2) To develop skills, foster hope, and capitalize on opportunities to help disaster-affected youth and their communities recover from the loss and disruption caused by extreme events such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and oil spills.

WHY WE CREATED SHOREline

Research on the impacts of disasters on children and youth suggest three persistent themes:

  • First, the children and youth of the Gulf Coast have been exposed to more disasters over the past decade than any other group of young people in the United States.
  • Second, that exposure to multiple disasters and other chronic stressors has led to an accumulation of mental and physical health issues and educational and social challenges.
  • Third, although they are among the most affected in disasters, children and youth are often excluded from the decisions and actions that can influence their health and recovery.

SHOREline OBJECTIVES:

  1. LEARN what it takes for youth and their communities to recover from a disaster.
  2. BUILD the tools and resources to help other youth and communities recover from a disaster.
  3. CREATE a youth action network that can be activated when disaster strikes, in order to help and support youth in other communities.
The types of assistance that SHOREline youth might provide could include (as illustrations, since each chapter will develop its own projects):
  1. Mobilizing communication and information platforms, built around social media and internet technologies;
  2. Developing the means and methods for mobilizing and distributing resources;
  3. Supporting the emotional needs of disaster-affected youth by providing connections and sharing stories of disaster resilience; and
  4. Serving as a voice for disaster-affected youth through creating a space for youth advocacy.

Students who are selected to participate in this exciting project will have the opportunity to acquire a broad range of skills and experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The students will work on a number of projects aimed at creating materials focused on youth helping youth prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster.

The students will be mentored by the teacher sponsors, faculty members and graduate students from Columbia University and Colorado State University, and other supportive youth and adults through the SHOREline Youth Advisory Board, Local Advisory Boards, and a National Advisory Board.

With regard to resume building, the students will have the opportunity to refer to their participation in the SHOREline chapter, to the projects they complete and/or publish, and to their affiliations with Columbia University and Colorado State University research centers.

PROJECT TEAM

David Abramson, PhD MPH, Co-Founder and Co-Director, SHORElinee-mail

Lori Peek, PhD, Co-Founder and Co-Director, SHORElinee-mail

Support Staff:

Jaishree Beedasy, PhD MSc, SHOREline Project Director – Program Manager | e-mail

Jyaphia Christos-Rodgers, MSW,  Field Project Program Coordinator | e-mail

Amber Goff, MBA, Field Project Program Coordinator | e-mail

Jonathan J. Sury, MPH, CPH, Senior Project Coordinator | e-mail

Frank Wesley, Ed.S, MEd, The Children’s Health Fund (CHF) | e-mail

Kyie Pybus, Graduate Research Assistant | e-mail

Jake Moore, Undergraduate Research Assistant | e-mail

Jennifer Tobin-Gurley, Graduate Research Assistant | e-mail

You can reach the team at  shoreline@columbia.edu or by phone at our toll-free number 1 (866) 795-9513.

FUNDING

OUTREACH

Federal Emergency Management Agency. 2015. "Youth Preparedness Catalogue: Disaster Preparedness Education Programs and Resources." SHOREline, pg 16.

MEDIA FEATURES

To read our recent report, “Children’s Health After the Oil Spill: A Four-State Study,” please visit our Gulf Coast Population Impact Project  publications page.

"On Gulf Coast, Organizing Youth to Face Disaster" The Earth Institute, Columbia University

"SHOREline: A Youth Empowerment and Post-Disaster Recovery Program" Canadian Risks & Hazards Network (HazNet)

"CTV Talks, September 11, 2013: Interview with Lori Peek" Collegian Central

"CSU Professor Helping Gulf Disaster Victims Recover" Today@Colorado State

"New Class Gives Gulfport Students Experience in Disaster Relief" WLOX 13

 

APPLICATIONS OPEN SOON!

The five pioneering chapters in the Gulf Coast will spend the school year building tools to help youth and communities recover from a disaster. The projects that students work on will develop their organizational, communication, and leadership skills. Students will have opportunities to engage with local and national leaders and innovators and to travel to two Gulf Coast college campuses for Youth Summits. Shoreline is run by Columbia University in partnership with the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University, and is supported by Local, National and Youth Advisory boards.

You can reach the team at  shoreline@columbia.edu or by phone at our toll-free number 1 (866) 795-9513.

- See more at: http://ncdp.columbia.edu/microsite-page/shoreline/shoreline-home/#sthash.tdCfVUnD.dpuf