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, and be sponsored by an ACTIVE FBINAA MEMBER. 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, at their discretion, may pay for their candidate’s travel expenses. 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. CLICK HERE for a complete list of chapter officers.
The 2017 YLP Program is scheduled for June 22 - June 30
Here is timeline to make sure your applicants are submitted on time:
March 17, 2017
Deadline for Applications submitted to the Chapter/Association YLP Chairs.
April 21, 2017
All Candidate Nominations Packages due at FBI Executive Office. No candidate nominations will be accepted after this date.
May 1, 2017
YLP students will be selected and Chapters/Associations will be notified.
May 5, 2017
Acceptance letters, required reading books, and File of Life will be sent to candidates.
June 22, 2017
Program commences; Students arrive and are picked up at Reagan National Airport.
June 30, 2017
Program ends; Students Graduate and return home.