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Local Youth Encouraged to Apply to Join FEMA’S Youth Preparedness Council

The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC) encourages local youth to get involved with the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council.
Youth across the nation can make a difference and transform the preparedness and resilience and of their communities and beyond.  Students in grades 8 through 11, who have engaged in community service or are interested in emergency preparedness, are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA)
Youth Preparedness Council.
Formed in 2012, the Council engages members in local and national emergency preparedness projects.  Selected to serve a two-year term, members represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities.  They also meet with FEMA on a regular basis to provide ongoing input on strategies, initiatives, and projects throughout their term.
Adults working with youth or emergency management are encouraged to share the application with students who might be interested in applying.  Youth applicants must submit a completed application form, and provide two letters of recommendation and academic records.
Applications are due March 18, 2018.  For more information, to submit an application or to see the projects current members are working on, visit the Youth Preparedness Council website.




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