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 in the  Washington, DC area 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 2021 Youth Leadership Program is NO LONGER accepting applications.

Applications due to Rocky Mountain Chapter: Feb 12, 2021
Successful candidate awarded    
Program commencement (arrive Washington, DC): June 24, 2021
Program graduation July 2, 2021

Check back next year for the 2022 opportunities.