Youth Leadership Program

The FBI National Academy Associates' annual Youth Leadership Program is an intense eight-day program of classroom study, physical challenges, guest lectures and leadership experiences.  The program focus is leadership, ethics and personal development.

The YLP is open to all applicants who meet the following basic qualifications:

  • Age 14, 15, or 16 at the start of the YLP Session;
  • Must have an equivalent of a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point grading scale;
  • Must have a satisfactory school attendance and citizenship record; and
  • Must be physically capable of participating in all elements of the YLP.
  • Must be available to attend the FULL session in mid-late June

This exciting program is offered through the cooperation of the FBI, and individual participants are selected and sponsored by the various state chapters of the FBINAA, who will pay transportation and student sponsorship fees.  This year, participants will also be included from our sister organizations, including LEEDA, NEIA, and the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.  Further, the counselors and instructional staff for the program consist of National Academy graduates who are members of the FBINAA and select FBI Special Agent personnel. Guest lecturers in various professional disciplines also address the students.

Although the program is not limited to young persons interested in a future career in law enforcement, interested candidates should possess a desire to gain knowledge of the American system of criminal justice, police organization and function, criminal law, the structure and operation of our criminal courts, as well as leadership skills and personal development. Upon successful completion of the program and final exam graduates of the program may be eligible to apply for 3 college credits.

Qualified young people are encouraged to complete the application, including the necessary signatures, and to submit the forms to the designated FBINAA Chapter Youth Leadership Program Representative by the due date of MARCH 15

Application forms are available from the Chapter Secretary/Treasurer via email.

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