FEMA’s national Youth Preparedness Council seeks applicants in grades 8-11

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking youth leaders in grades 8-11 to apply for FEMA’s national Youth Preparedness Council. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., March 6. New council members will be announced in June.

The Council provides an opportunity for young leaders to meet peers from across the country, build leadership skills, represent their schools and communities, and share their perspectives, feedback, and opinions with FEMA.

During their one-year term, members will meet with FEMA staff to develop strategies, initiatives, and project proposals. Members also will travel to Washington, D.C. in July to participate in the annual council summit and engage with top leaders within FEMA, the federal government and national non-profit organizations.

Students in 8th through 11th grades may apply through a written or video response at https://community.fema.gov/applytoYPC. Youth interested in applying to the council must submit a completed application form and provide two letters of recommendation and parent or guardian consent.

See flyers for details.

2023 YPC Application Flyer English.F.2023.01.10

2023 YPC Application Flyer Spanish.F.2023.01.10

FEMA will host two information sessions on the YPC application process. These webinars will be held on the dates and times listed below:

Please note that these information sessions are optional and will not influence final YPC member selection. The same information will be presented at both sessions.

Contact fema-r4-stakeholder-relations@fema.dhs.gov for more information about the youth preparedness programs.