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Apply / Open Call for FEMA Youth Preparedness Council

March 5, 2018
Source: Get Involved - Youth Preparedness Council

Applications are due March 18, 2018.

What is YPC?

FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) in 2012 to bring together young leaders who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities, by completing disaster preparedness projects nationally and locally. The YPC supports FEMA’s commitment to involve America’s youth in preparedness-related activities. It also provides an avenue to engage young people by taking into account their perspectives, feedback, and opinions.

YPC members meet with FEMA staff throughout their term to provide input on strategies, initiatives, and projects. YPC members also attend the annual YPC Summit in Washington, DC, meet periodically with FEMA representatives, and work to complete a number of emergency preparedness projects.

Who can apply to YPC?

The YPC members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities, and their potential to expand their impact as national supporters of youth preparedness. Students in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, who have engaged in community service or are interested in emergency preparedness, are encouraged to apply to serve on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council.

Application for YPC

This year we are offering the application online! Applicants must complete the application form and submit two letters of recommendation and academic records. Applications are due March 18, 2018.

You can start your online YPC application - OR - download and submit a PDF copy of the YPC application.

For more information or questions, use the Contact YPC and FEMA webpage, or email FEMA-Prepare@fema.dhs.govto send a message directly.

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