Are you a 12- to 17-year old who makes a difference in your community’s disaster preparedness? Do you know someone who fits that description? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for youth leaders who are dedicated to public service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as national advocates for youth disaster preparedness. Nominations must be received by April 19, 2013 11:59 p.m. EDT.You can apply on your own or you can be nominated by a friend, family member, or someone else who knows about your emergency preparedness activities. Click here to read more and to download the application.
FEMA is looking for applicants to their National Youth Preparedness Council. If FEMA isn't your thing, consider joining other organizations (like the Red Cross) or even starting your own preparedness coalition. You’ll get emergency preparedness training and build your leadership skills. To help you with the latter, here's a link to another article on building preparedness teams and a link to our Neighborhood Emergency Plan. Here's the announcement from FEMA: