Dates: January 22, 2024 8:00am to March 04, 2024 11:59pm

Students in grades 8-11 with a passion for disaster preparedness and community support can apply to be part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).

The Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) offers an opportunity for teens to share their ideas and feedback with FEMA, gain professional skills, and develop preparedness projects. National YPC members also participate in a bi-annual youth summit in Washington, D.C. with FEMA leaders and preparedness professionals to network and learn more about the field of emergency management. The next Summit will take place in July 2025 for selected members.

Applicants from FEMA Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, or WA) who are not selected for the National YPC will have their application reviewed for the regional YPC, which is a great opportunity to meet locally-based like-minded peers. Applicants selected for the Region 10 YPC will be invited to a Summit in Bothell, WA during August 2024.

Upcoming YPC Webinars for Potential Applicants

FEMA will host three webinars to explain the YPC application process and what YPC members do, as well as answer any questions you have.

Click on a link to register for a YPC Webinar:

  • Thursday, January 25 at 2pm PST
  • Wednesday, February 21 at 6pm PST
  • Tuesday, February 27 at 5pm PST

About the YPC

The Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) was created in 2012 to bring together youth leaders interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities by completing disaster preparedness projects nationally and locally.

The council supports FEMA’s commitment to involve America’s youth in preparedness-related activities. It also provides young people an opportunity to present their perspectives, feedback, and opinions to FEMA staff. Members regularly meet with staff and attend the annual Youth Preparedness Council virtual summit.

Learn more on the YPC website or by watching this YPC Youtube video.

About FEMA

The mission of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to help people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., has 10 regional offices across the country, and employs more than 20,000 people nationwide.

Learn more on FEMA’s website.

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Application 2024

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