Youth Leadership Program

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 REQUIREMENT.

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 inteNiew 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.

Kansas/Western Missouri Coordinator:
Dennis Shaw
Police Chief - McPherson KS retired
Cell: 620-242-6565

Applications are usually submitted to the chapters in March of each year and their selections are completed by April 15th.

Rylie OthicRylie Othic was selected as the 2018 representative of the Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter to attend the Youth Leadership Program. Rylie is the daughter of the Dan Othic (Session #242) and Stephanie Othic. Rylie is a sophomore at Warrensburg High School and is active in track, cross country, swimming and student council. Rylie is grateful for the opportunity to attend the Youth Leadership Program.