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 with national and local preparedness projects. The YPC gives FEMA the opportunity to engage young people and get their perspectives, feedback and opinions. YPC members regularly meet with FEMA staff to give input and attend the annual YPC Summit in Washington, D.C.
YPC members are currently working on projects focusing on financial preparedness, citizen responder programs and youth preparedness education. Learn more about their projects here.