Community briefs: FEMA seeks youth leaders
FEMA seeks National Youth Preparedness Council leaders
FEMA announced last week that the agency will start accepting applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council. This program brings teens together from across the country who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. Council 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 leaders for emergency preparedness. Students in eighth through 11th grade are eligible to apply.
The Youth Preparedness Council, formed in 2012, offers an opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit in Washington, D.C. During their two-year term, the youth leaders will complete both a local- and national-level project and share their ideas regarding youth disaster preparedness with FEMA leadership and national organizations.
Youth interested in applying to the council must submit a completed application form, provide two letters of recommendation and academic records. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PT, March 31. New council members will be announced in May.
To access the application materials, read about the current council members, and for more general information about the Youth Preparedness Council, visit http://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council.