Good Morning Region III Stakeholders,

There’s little doubt that we rely upon you all to help us make our individual communities safer, more prepared, and more resilient. You, likely more so than us, have the ability to reach individual communities better than we do, and this includes middle schools, high schools, and youth organizations in your communities. That’s why we’re asking you to help us promote FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council.

Youth across the Nation can make a difference and transform the preparedness and resilience of their communities and beyond. Students in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, who have engaged in community services, or who are interested in emergency preparedness, are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council.

Formed in 2012, the Council engages members in local and national emergency preparedness projects. Selected to serve a two-year term, members represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities. They also meet with FEMA on a regular basis to provide ongoing input on strategies, initiatives, and projects throughout their term.

Adults working with youth or emergency management are encouraged to share the application with youth who might be interested in applying. Youth applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, and academic records.

We’ve also attached a press release that you can share with local schools, businesses, organizations, and even local media.

Applications are due March 18, 2018. For more information, to submit an application, or to see the projects current Members are working on, visit the Youth Preparedness Council website.

Thank you so much for your help. We can’t do it without you.


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