Know a youth leader between the ages of 12 and 17 who would like to serve as a national advocate for youth disaster preparedness?
Based on several requests for extensions, FEMA will extend the deadline for Youth Preparedness Council applications to Monday, March 3, 11:59 PM EST. Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application package with two letters of recommendation. Specific information about completing and submitting the application and attachments can be found in the application instructions. New Youth Preparedness Council members will be announced in May 2014.
FEMA is looking for youth leaders who are dedicated to public service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as national advocates for youth disaster preparedness. Any individual between the ages of 12 and 17 who is engaged in individual and community preparedness, or who has experienced a disaster that has motivated him or her to make a positive difference in his or her community, may apply to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council.
- Call for Applications to FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council
- Stakeholder Advisory: FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council
- FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Application Process Frequently Asked Questions
- FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Member Roles and Responsibilities
- FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Application Instructions
- FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Application Form
About FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council
FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council was formed last year to bring together youth leaders from across the country that are highly interested and engaged in advocating youth preparedness and making a difference in their communities. The Council supports FEMA’s commitment to involving youth in preparedness-related activities, and provides an avenue to engage youth population, taking into account their perspectives, feedback and opinions. Council members will attend a Youth Preparedness Council Summit on youth disaster preparedness and will also complete a Council project with FEMA support.
In its second year, interest in the Youth Preparedness Council has increased based on the number of applications received this year for the five seats available. The five newest members of the Council from across the country have been selected based on their dedication to public service, efforts in making a difference in their community, and their potential to expand their impact as a national advocate for youth preparedness.