Yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council.  FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council was formed in 2012 to bring together teens from across the country who are interested and engaged in advocating for preparedness.  Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, efforts in making a difference in their communities, and potential to expand their impact as national advocates for preparedness.  Students in 8th through 11th grade are eligible to apply.

The Youth Preparedness Council offers an opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit in Washington, D.C.  During their two-year term, the leaders will complete both a local and national-level project and share their ideas regarding youth disaster preparedness with national organizations and FEMA leadership.

Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, and copies of their academic records.  Information about completing and submitting the application and attachments can be found in the application instructions.  All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than March 31, 2017 11:59 p.m. PST in order to be eligible.  New Youth Preparedness Council members will be announced in May 2017.

To access the application materials, read about the current Council members, and for general information about the Youth Preparedness Council, visit www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council.

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