FEMA seeks students for Youth Preparedness Council

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10:22 AM.

ATLANTA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, seeks youth leaders dedicated to public service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as national advocates for youth disaster preparedness.

Youths ages 12-17 can apply or be nominated by an adult to serve on FEMA's Youth Preparedness Council. Participants will represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities.

Visit www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness to access the application materials and instructions. Application deadline is 12 a.m. April 19.

 Council members attend the 2013 summit and meet with emergency management leadership and national organizations dedicated to youth preparedness to discuss individual and community preparedness.

They also participate in regular conference calls with FEMA and complete a youth preparedness project of their choosing.

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