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Youth Preparedness Council

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. 

Join the YPC

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How to Apply

  1. Create a Login
  2. Complete application form
  3. Stay connected

Dates to Remember

  • Application Period Opens: January 24, 2022
  • Applicant Information Sessions on January 20 (register here) and February 17 (register here).

  • Application Period Closes: March 6, 2022
  • Decisions Posted: June 2022

Application Requirements

The Youth Preparedness Council application usually opens at the beginning of the year. Students in grades eight through 11 can apply. Make sure to complete all sections of the application including:

  1. Parental or Guardian consent 
  2. A complete application form (including narrative responses to all questions)
  3. Letters of recommendation
  4. A list of extracurricular activities
  5. Any supplemental materials that showcase your capabilities

For more information about how to apply check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Youth Preparedness Council Resources

Find everything you need to learn about and apply for the Youth Preparedness Council.

Last Updated: 01/13/2022