Youth Preparedness Project

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-Region III
Organization Overview: 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Project Name: 
Youth Preparedness Project
Project Type: 
Strategic Plan; Program Development
Project Overview: 

This project is with the Individual and Community Preparedness Division. There is a thought that the earlier we teach and train our children on a given subject or topic, the better they’ll be able to handle the problems and challenges associated with it. The same holds true with emergency preparedness. For this discussion, we’ll use the common subject term of youth preparedness. How best do we prepare the youth of our nation to respond to, recover from, prepare for, and mitigate disasters and emergencies, and, can the training and information given to them cycle upward to reach their other family members and peers? What is the best way to reach youth on the topic of emergency preparedness? For this project, youth is defined as school age children, Kindergarten through 12th grade.


A successful outcome will provide FEMA with a youth preparedness strategy, at low to no cost, with deliverable products, helpful tools to advance youth emergency preparedness, varied mediums in which to deliver those products and tools, and innovative approaches to implement this strategy.

Spots Available: 
Executive; Full-Time
To Apply: 

To apply for this project, please contact Cassie Tomkins at

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Contact Information

Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829