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 YPC 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. YPC members regularly meet with staff and attend the annual YPC Summit.
YPC members meet with FEMA leadership throughout their term to develop strategies, initiatives, and projects. YPC members attend the annual YPC Summit, where they meet with FEMA representatives and complete emergency preparedness projects. The 2021 YPC Summit will be conducted virtually. Learn more about the projects YPC members have worked on here.
The YPC application period is currently open and closes on March 7, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST. To learn more about the YPC and application requirements, visit their website and click the following link to apply!
Applicants not selected for the national Youth Preparedness Council may be invited to serve on the Region 10 Youth Preparedness Council, which serves the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.