Youth Leadership Program (YLP)–Applications CLOSED!

The Rocky Mountain Chapter is pleased to participate in the Youth Leadership Program. Each summer, the FBI and the National Academy Associates co-sponsor and host the week-long training event for 14- to 16-year-old high school students.

The Youth Leadership Program is available through cooperation between the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., and the FBI. Students selected to attend will join other students from around the nation at the FBI Academy near Washington, DC for the prestigious opportunity. The tuition and lodging costs are covered by the FBI. While the program is not offered exclusively for those choosing a law enforcement career, candidates should desire to learn about the American system of criminal justice, including police organization, leadership, and the structure and operation of criminal courts.

The Rocky Mountain Chapter sends a student each year to represent Colorado and Wyoming at the YLP. Active Chapter members in good standing may nominate any student to attend who:

  • is 14, 15, or 16 years old on the first day of the current year’s program,
  • has demonstrated high academic standards (3.0 on a scale to 4.0),
  • practices good citizenship, and
  • agrees to share their experience with their peers after they return home.

Please note that the age restrictions are strictly enforced.

The 2019 Youth Leadership Program is scheduled for June 20 to June 28

Applications due to Rocky Mountain Chapter: February 15, 2019
Nominations due to Executive Office: April 12, 2019
YLP students selected: April 19, 2019
Students notified: April 26, 2019
Program commencement (arrive Washington, DC): June 20, 2019
Program conclusion (depart Washington, DC): June 28, 2019

To obtain further instructions and the required 2019 Youth Leadership Program application forms, please contact our YLP coordinator, Keith McPheeters.  The application window has now closed. Good luck to those whose applications were received.

Please check back later for next year’s opportunity.