Youth Leadership Program (YLP)

UPDATE: MAY 5, 2021
We are no longer accepting applications for YLP 2021.
Selections have been made and candidates have been notified and confirmed.
For questions regarding your submitted 2021 application, please reach out to your YLP Coordinator. 2022 YLP information will be posted in September.

The FBI National Academy Associates supports the young leaders of tomorrow through the Youth Leadership Program (YLP). YLP is designed to offer lifelong enrichment opportunities in support of exceptional young leader’s drive for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world.

The vision of YLP is to develop an influential community of socially conscious and service-minded leaders, connected through association who positively shape the world.

Supporting the Young Leaders of Tomorrow

The Youth Leadership Program is made possible and hosted by the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., a non-profit law enforcement leadership network. This program focuses on 8 days of intensive instruction for 60 participants (ages 14-16).

The program is run by a cadre of law enforcement training instructors. Students must have demonstrated high academic standards and good citizenship to be nominated for this program.

Extensive coursework and classroom instruction focus on issues faced by the youth of today and provides tools that can enhance their individual core talents. Each year, students represent over 40 U.S. states and 4 international countries. The class is usually split 50% male/female ratio, representing a diverse student population. The Youth Leadership Program is offered to the students at no charge.


  • Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Fitness, Nutrition, and Resiliency
  • Time Management
  • Bad Leadership
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Business Leadership
  • Values & Choices
  • Situational Leadership
  • Social Media & Internet Survival
  • Managing Change
  • Meeting with New Agents
  • Firearms Training Unit Demonstrations
  • Local Field Trips
  • Situational Leadership
  • Truth & Honesty, Error Management & Calm in


All new applicants must be 14, 15, or 16 years old at the start date of the program and demonstrate high academic standards and good citizenship.

YLP Coordinator Directory


Individuals interested in attending the FBINAA Youth Leadership Program must apply through one of the FBINAA’s U.S. or International Chapters. Applicants should contact their local FBINAA Chapter and coordinate with the Chapter YLP Coordinator for specific information on that Chapter’s application process. The YLP Coordinators are your resource for applying to the program. They can provide you with an application and answer questions regarding the application process.

UPDATE - APRIL 27, 2021
YLP Selection Packets for YLP Session 22 are being mailed on April 28, 2021. Please keep an eye out for a FedEx Envelope.

Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic resulted in the cancelling of YLP 2020. With the many top tier applicants evaluated and scored by an independent panel, the selection of the cherished spot may have been chosen for 2020, and the young aspiring leader was notified and anxiously looked forward to attending this prestigious program. As a result, some FBINAA Chapters are taking this opportunity to offer the 2021 YLP designation to the selected 2020 candidate and are rescinding the application process to new applicants for YLP 2021. Your YLP Coordinator will be able to inform you of any decisions in this matter. We appreciate your understanding and continued support to the FBINAA in fulfilling the dreams of young service minded leaders.


June 24 – July 2, 2021, Stafford, VA



  • November 30, 2020: Applications available from the Chapter's YLP Coordinator.
  • February 12, 2021: Deadline for Applications to be submitted to the Chapter's YLP Coordinator.
  • April 8, 2021: All Candidate Nominations Packages from Chapters/Associations are due to the FBINAA Executive Office. No candidate nominations will be accepted after this date.
  • April 16, 2021: Final vetting/selection of YLP students will be made by the Executive Office and Chapters/Associations will be notified of their candidates acceptance.
  • April 23, 2021: Acceptance letters, File of Life and other pertinent information will be sent to candidates.
  • June 24, 2021: Program commences; Students arrive and are picked up at Reagan National Airport.
  • July 2, 2021: Program ends; Students Graduate and return home.


We thank these organizations for their support of the FBINAA Youth Leadership Program. We also thank all the FBINAA Members, Chapters and individual supporters Who have made a donation to the Youth Leadership Program.