Ready New York Contests

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

Ready Senior Center of the Year

The Ready New York program honors senior 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
Nominate a senior center to win the Ready Senior Center of the Year Award