FEMA Seeks Applicants forYouth Preparedness Council
FEMA is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council formed in 2012 to bring together leaders from across the country engaged in advocating youth 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 youth preparedness.
The Council offers an opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit. During their two-year term, the leaders will complete a national-level group project and share their opinions, experiences, ideas, solutions, and questions regarding youth disaster preparedness with FEMA leadership and national youth preparedness organizations.
Individuals in their freshman or sophomore year of high school that are engaged in individual and community preparedness, or have experienced a disaster that motivated him or her to make a positive difference in their community, may apply to serve on the YouthPreparedness Council. Adults working with youth or community preparedness are encouraged to share the application with youth who might be interested in applying.
Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, and academic records. Specific 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 1, 2016, 11:59 p.m. PST in order to be eligible. New YouthPreparedness Council members will be announced in May 2016.
For more information and to access the application materials, visit www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council.