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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 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.

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. A complete application form (including narrative responses to all questions)
  2. Letters of recommendation
  3. Academic records (include previous and current year transcripts)
  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: 05/05/2020