Based on several requests for extensions, FEMA has extended the deadline for Youth Preparedness Council applications to Monday, March 3, 11:59 PM EST. Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application package with two letters of recommendation. Specific information about completing and submitting the application and attachments can be found in the application instructions. For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council and to access the application materials, please visit New Youth Preparedness Council members will be announced in May 2014.

Background: 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. Any individual between the ages of 12 and 17 who is engaged in individual and community preparedness, or who has experienced a disaster that has motivated him or her to make a positive difference in his or her community, may apply to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council.

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