FEMA is recruiting young leaders for our national Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). Students in 8th through 11th grade from communities across the Southeast may now apply for FEMA’s national YPC. The Council provides an opportunity for young leaders to share their perspectives, feedback and opinions related to disaster preparedness with FEMA and grow their leadership skills.

Interested teens may apply online at community.fema.gov/ApplytoYPC. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST, on March 7. Students who apply for the national YPC also will be considered for Region IV’s YPC. Click here to access the application promotion toolkit with sample social media posts, messages for parents and educators, and more.