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FEMA Extends Youth Preparedness Council Application Period Ends on March 8

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Student leaders in grades 8-11 in the U.S. Virgin Islands who have a passion for disaster preparedness now have through March 8 to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) next Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) class. The council brings teens together from across the nation who are interested in community preparedness and looking to build leadership skills and networks that will feed their success into the future.

Learn more about the council and application requirements at the Youth Preparedness Council page on www.FEMA.gov. New council members will be announced in June 2024.

FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council in 2012 to bring together leaders in grades 8-11 from across the country who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness nationally and locally. The Youth Preparedness Council offers an opportunity for teens passionate about emergency management, climate resilience, community preparedness and mental health to engage directly with FEMA to share ideas and feedback, grow their leadership skills and make a difference in their communities.

For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council or other youth-focused preparedness initiatives, send an email to FEMA-Prepare@fema.dhs.gov.

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