FEMA Seeks Regional Youth Preparedness Council Candidates

fema-logo-mainFEMA has extended the deadline for applications from prospective Youth Preparedness Council members to July 15th.

The agency is seeking current students in grades 8-11 who want to become a regional advocate for youth disaster preparedness. The FEMA Region V Youth Preparedness Council offers youth leaders a unique opportunity to make a difference in their communities while sharing their opinions, experiences, ideas, solutions and questions on youth disaster preparedness with the regional leadership of FEMA.

The Region V Youth Preparedness Council will consist of one representative each from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Members serve as project planners, ambassadors for youth preparedness and liaisons to FEMA on the youth perspective during their yearlong tenure on the council.

Applicants must be current students entering grades 8-11 in the fall of 2016. Click FEMA Region 5 Youth Preparedness Council for more information.

Applications will be reviewed by regional FEMA staff. Finalists will be required to participate in a virtual (e.g., Skype) or telephone interview. New Youth Preparedness Council members will be announced in July 2016.

The FEMA Region V Youth Preparedness Council is different from but related to the national FEMA Youth Preparedness Council. The current chairperson of the Region V Youth Preparedness Council will be Region V’s current representative(s) on the national Youth Preparedness Council.