FEMA Accepting Youth Preparedness Council Applications

FEMA Accepting Youth Preparedness Council Applications

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for members to join their Youth Preparedness Council.


The Youth Preparedness Council formed in 2012 and it engages members in local and national emergency preparedness projects. Over the course of a two-year term, members represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities. They also meet with FEMA on a regular basis to provide ongoing input strategies, initiatives, and projects throughout the duration of their term.


Youth across the Nation have the opportunity to make a difference and transform the resilience and preparedness of their communities and beyond. Students 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, who have engaged in community service or are interested in emergency preparedness, are encouraged to apply to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council. Applications are due March 31, 2019.


The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) encourage all students 8th – 11th grade to apply for the amazing opportunity. In 2016-2017, the council member for the region (Region IX) was Ms. Kiahna Espia, from Guam. Kiahna served on the council in 2016-2017 and was the co-chair for the FEMA Youth Preparedness Program in 2017.


For more information contact the Whole Community Preparedness Program Manager Jaimie Cruz (671) 688-0438 or via email at jaimie.cruz@ghs.guam.gov or visit the Youth Preparedness Council website at https://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council. To submit an application, visit the application website at https://community.fema.gov/applytoYPC/.



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