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FEMA Seeks Leaders for Youth Preparedness Council

Posted on February 7, 2023 at 9:37 AM by Joanna Lee

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now accepting applications from youth in grades 8 through 11 for their Youth Preparedness Council.  This is a terrific leadership opportunity, so please share this information with cadets who may be interested.

FEMA Advisory 

FEMA Seeks Leaders for Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA is accepting applications for the Youth Preparedness Council, a program that brings teens together from across the nation who are interested and engaged in community preparedness.

National Leaders in Emergency 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 grades eight through 11 are eligible to apply.

During their one-year term, council members will collaborate virtually with each other to develop projects that promote preparedness on a local and national scale. Members will also attend the council summit in July and engage with top leaders within FEMA, the federal government, and national non-profit organizations.

Youths interested in applying to the council must submit a completed application form and provide two letters of recommendation. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. PT, March 6, 2023. New council members will be announced in June.

To access the application materials, read about the current council members, and for more information about the Youth Preparedness Council visit

FEMA Mission

Helping people before, during and after disasters.


Categories: Leadership, Operations/ES

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