Cadets, apply today to join FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council!
Youth across the Nation have the opportunity to make a difference and transform the resilience and preparedness of their communities and beyond. 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.
Formed in 2012, the Council engages members in local and national emergency preparedness projects. Over the course of 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 the duration of their term.
Adults working with youth or emergency management are encouraged to share the application with youth who might be interested in applying. Applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, and academic records.
Applications are due March 31, 2017. For more information and to see the projects current members are working on, visit the Youth Preparedness Council website. To submit an application, visit the application website.