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Youth Preparedness Camp now accepting team scholarship applications

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
January 16, 2014

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University is now accepting applications for the 2014 Youth Preparedness Camp to be held June 23-27.

The TxSSC will offer scholarships for teams of 10 individuals (comprised of nine youth and one adult) to attend the on-campus camp. Scholarships include camp registration fees, lodging and meals and a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) backpack with equipment. The only cost to teams will be travel to and from the camp.

Participants (including the adult sponsor) will receive a full 20-hour CERT training and certification, develop a community action plan as a team and acquire the leadership skills needed to address emergency preparedness in their schools and/or communities when they return home.

Youth, along with an adult sponsor, should apply to attend camp as a group and submit all application materials together. Applications are due no later than May 1.

To complete a team application, visit the TxSSC Youth Preparedness webpage at

For more information, contact Joe McKenna, youth preparedness coordinator, via email at or by phone at (512) 245-1938.