The web Browser you are currently using is unsupported, and some features of this site may not work as intended. Please update to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge to experience all features Michigan.gov has to offer.
Youth Preparedness Council
The Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) brings teens together from across the country who are passionate about emergency preparedness and making a difference in their communities. Council members are selected based on involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership experience, and interest in preparedness and emergency management.
Students in grades 8 through 11 are eligible to apply.
YPC members share ideas and feedback with FEMA, collaborate to develop preparedness project proposals, and build their leadership and emergency management skills. Youth leaders who are interested in applying to the YPC must submit a completed application form and provide two letters of recommendation. Use the links below to apply for the YPC or to learn more.
Youth Preparedness Council Application
The Student Tools for Emergency Planning program, known as STEP, is a simple and effective preparedness education project developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). STEP is designed to educate fifth-graders on the importance of preparing for emergencies and to provide students with the knowledge to help their families prepare.
Girl Scout Preparedness
The MIREADY Girl Scout Preparedness Program is a program for all Girl Scouts to learn about the four essential steps of emergency preparedness: make a plan, build a kit, be informed and get involved.
Prep and Parey
Meet Prep and Parey, your emergency preparation buddies! Join them on their adventures to learn more about what you can do to stay safe in an emergency.
Prep and Parey Activity Book Vol. 1
Prep and Parey Activity Book Vol. 2
Libro de actividades Prep y Parey Vol. 2
Prep and Parey Activity Book Vol. 3
Libro de actividades Prep y Parey Vol. 3
Prep and Parey Activity Book Vol. 4
Libro de actividades Prep y Parey Vol. 4
Prepare With Pedro Activity Book