Youth Leadership Program

The FBI National Academy Youth Leadership Program is a leadership development program for students between the ages of 14 – 16 years of age who have an interest in the Criminal Justice System.  They will spend a week with Counselors and Instructors who are Law Enforcement executives from all across the country.  During the weeklong leadership program, students will learn about topics such as leadership development, personal accountability, relevant criminal justice matters, goal setting, and they will participate in daily physical training, just like all the NA graduates before them.  Additionally, each student will be placed in a group with required reading and a class presentation.  Approximately 60 students from the US and across the globe will be selected to participate.  Participants in the FBI National Academy Youth Leadership Program will join the ranks of a distinguished class of graduates who develop lifelong friendships.

This year the Youth Leadership Program begins on June 22nd and concludes on June 30th, 2017 with a graduation ceremony at the Academy.  The YLP happens in Quantico, VA on campus at the FBI National Academy.  Participating students will experience life at the FBI Academy.  They will walk the same hallowed halls where new FBI agents and all the National Academy attendees are trained.  They will see and tour the HRT facilities, take a day trip to DC, and partake in their own YLP Yellow Brick Road.

Graduates of the FBI National Academy are committed to investing in the lives of youth that have a personal connection to the FBI National Academy.  We want students who are family, friends, or neighbors to experience what the National Academy graduates experienced while attending the NA.  While it is recommended that a student be related to, or know someone personally who attended the National Academy, it is not required.

Applications for the YLP are accepted between January and March.  Anyone interested should contact Kay Taylor for more information.  Those interested are required to have a GPA of at least a 3.0 and will be required to complete the application, write an essay, participate in a telephone interview, and must pass a physical from their medical professional.

For more information, contact Lt. Kay Taylor of the Mobile Police Department at [email protected].

View the national FBINAA website