Individuals and families in the general population of Manatee County suffering from inadequate incomes, unemployment or underemployment are vulnerable to all disruptions of daily life and are particularly vulnerable to the effects of major disasters. The expense of preparing for these disasters- such as buying hurricane supplies or even attending a meeting on disaster preparedness is often beyond the means of people already struggling to meet their basic needs. The most vulnerable in these families are the youth and children. In order to address this issue a project was created in partnership with the United Community Centers in Manatee County Florida to promote youth and family hurricane preparedness and education. These community centers serve youth and families in the four most impoverished communities in Manatee County (Rubonia, Palmetto, Parrish, and Tallevast) where the poverty rates exceed 70%. This project assists these low income youth in creating a family Disaster Plan, a one day disaster kit to serve as an example, as well as education about various aspects of disaster safety and preparedness that they can share with their families. The disaster plan includes important information such as hurricane evacuation routes, food and water supply recommendations, tips and supplies for planning for pets, important documents and files that their families need to collect, what they need in their family disaster kits, emergency providers contact information, and a checklist for important things to do before, during, and after a disaster, and more. The youth take home their projects to share with their families as well as their customized family disaster plan.