Apply for the Youth Preparedness Council — Applications due March 18

Written by on March 5, 2018 in High Point, NewHolly, Rainier Vista, Seattle Housing Authority, Yesler Terrace - Comments Off

By Voice staff

The Federal Emergency Management Agency created the Youth Preparedness Council 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.

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 FEMA Youth Preparedness Council.

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, D.C, meet periodically with FEMA representatives, and work to complete a number of emergency preparedness projects.

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.

Council members are also required to attend two Youth Preparedness Council Summits, which are held in July in Washington, D.C.
FEMA will reimburse travel, lodging and meals and incidental expenses for each council member and his or her parent/guardian/chaperone to attend the Summit.

Applicants must complete the application form and submit two letters of recommendation and academic records. Applications are due March 18, 2018. To start your online application, go to https://community.fema.gov/applytoYPC/.
Questions? Email FEMA-Prepare@fema.dhs.gov.

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