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
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 2017 YLP Program will take place on June 22 - June 30, 2017.
Please have your applicant fill out the application form and write their
essay. The application and
essay requirements can be obtained from Chief Don Hutson @ email@example.com
For a copy of the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once applications are received, interviews will be held in March, 2017.