The FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division is accepting applications for the Youth Preparedness Council. The online application process will open on Jan. 18, and students must complete their applications by 11:59 p.m. PT on March 7. FEMA is looking for a high-quality selection of applicants in the 8th through 11th grades who reflect the diverse make-up of the nation. The council offers young leaders who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness efforts the opportunity to lead and champion causes that make a difference in their communities. The FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division seeks self-motivated, preparedness-minded students to join the council to work on national and local preparedness projects. You can help expand the applicant pool by broadcasting information about the application period to your network of youth, community members and partner organizations. Students who are eligible can apply online at Ready.gov. If you know a teen interested in preparedness and community service, encourage them to apply. To learn more about the Youth Preparedness Council, visit Ready.gov.
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