Today, FEMA announces the 2019–2020 Youth Preparedness Council.
FEMA selected eight new and seven returning members of the council based on their dedication to public service and community involvement.
FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council in 2012 to bring together young leaders from across the country who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness. The council is made up of 15 members who are in the eighth – 11th grade.
New 2019 Youth Preparedness Council Members include:
· • Maxwell Hahn of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
· • Megan Wright of Calhoun, Georgia
· • Jordan Lin of Decatur, Georgia
· • Banan Garada of Urbana, Illinois
· • Wyatt Reed of Paragould, Arkansas
· • Sibi Raja of Broomfield, Colorado
· • Madeline Ortiz of Palmer, Alaska
· • Hsin Ya Huang of Eugene, Oregon
Returning Youth Preparedness Council Members include:
· • Maryam Choudhury of Windsor, Connecticut
· • Katerina Corr of New York, New York
· • Mackenzie Hinson of Mount Olive, North Carolina
· • Hannah Schultz of Marine City, Michigan
· • Camden Larsen of Grand Forks, North Dakota
· • RJ Cárdenas of Murrieta, California
· • Grace Harris of Folsom, California
FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council in 2012 to bring together young leaders from across the country who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness. The council is made up of 15 members who are in the eighth – 11th grade. The council provides an avenue to engage young people and hear their perspectives, feedback, and opinions. The members meet with FEMA staff throughout their term to provide input on strategies, initiatives, and projects.
Each council member will participate in the 2019 Youth Preparedness Council Summit, scheduled for July 16–17, in Washington, D.C. The Summit gives members the opportunity to share their ideas and questions with national organizations; plan their preparedness project; and meet with FEMA community preparedness staff, who serve as their ongoing support and mentors.
To learn more about the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council, visit the FEMA Website.