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Teens—Apply for the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council

Do you know a teen who has a passion for emergency preparedness? FEMA is accepting applications for its 2021 Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).

Since 2012, FEMA has brought youth from across the Nation together. Each year, teens apply to the YPC for an opportunity to join FEMA in encouraging emergency preparedness. Teens serve on the YPC for two years.

As part of the YPC, members can build leadership skills and represent their schools and communities. They also share their perspectives, feedback, and opinions with FEMA. The YPC gives youth the chance to meet peers from across the country and work on projects, such as preparedness fairs for their communities. A virtual summit in July gives members a chance to meet each other and hear from FEMA experts.

Teens interested in applying for FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) can learn more about the process and have their questions answered in a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. The webinar will walk students through the application process and give applicants a glimpse of what it’s like to be on the YPC. Pre-registration for the webinar is required and can be done in advance here.

The application period is open to teens in grades 8-11 until March 7, 2021. Learn more on Ready Kids and apply here!

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