Youth Leadership Program
The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) hosts a week long training event for high school students at the FBI Academy every summer called the Youth Leadership Program (YLP). Qualified candidates must be 14, 15, or 16 years old at the start date of the program. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE AGE REQUIREMENT.
Each of our 48 chapters may elect to send a student to represent their chapter during this prestigious program. To be selected, a student must have demonstrated high academic standards and good citizenship, and they must be nominated by an FBINA graduate in good standing. Chapter representatives interview the candidates and select their choice to attend the program. The candidates’ qualifications are reviewed by the Executive Office and the YLP Coordinator, who make the final selection.
The program is made possible through the cooperation of the FBI, and both tuition and lodging are free. Each chapter pays for their candidate’s travel expenses, and most chapters send some spending money with the student. While the program is not offered exclusively for those choosing a career in law enforcement, interested candidates should possess a desire to gain knowledge in the American system of criminal justice, including police organization, leadership and the structure and operation of criminal courts. Participants will also be expected to share the knowledge gained with their peers following completion of the program.
Individuals interested in attending the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) are requested to contact their local chapter officers for further information. Applications are usually submitted to the chapters in March of each year and their selections are completed by April 15th.
The 2014 YLP Program is scheduled for June 18 - 26, 2014.
Here is timeline to make sure your applicants are submitted on time:
March 15, 2014
Deadline for Applications submitted to the Chapter/Association YLP Chairs.
April 15, 2014
All Candidate Nominations Packages due at FBI Executive Office. No candidate nominations will be accepted after this date.
May 1, 2014
YLP students will be selected and Chapters/Associations notified
May 15, 2014
Acceptance letters required reading books and File of Life sent to candidates.