T his year we welcomed sixty (60) students to the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA from June 20-28, 2019. Similar to the FBI National Academy Program, students came from all over the United States, representing the 44 North American Chapters, one from the European Chapter, one from the Latin America/Ca- ribbean Chapter, one from the Africa Middle East chapter, one re- spectively fromFBI LEEDA, and FBI Society of Former Agents. The week focused on core subject matter which included Leadership, Ethics, Values and Choices, Character Matters, Goal Setting, Man- aging Change, Ethical Decision Making, Accountability, Social Media and Financial Responsibility. The first Youth Leadership Program took place in 1998 and as of this year, over 900 students have graduated from the program. YLP Session #21 brought some significant changes and some improvements to an already great program. This year the group took advantage of the beautiful and historic local surroundings by including a battlefield walk to learn about the civil war and leadership lessons learned during that time at the Fredericks-

burg Battlefield. The group took a trip to the Marine Museum and learned about the importance of teamwork and the integrity that is essential of leaders who want to make a difference in the world. A trip to Washington DC included a guided tour of the Unit- ed States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Arlington national cem- etery, and of course all the major memorials and monuments. Learning about our past helps us to make better decisions about our future. This year‘s group of exceptional young leaders proves to us once again that leadership knows no age. We thank our Youth Leadership Counselors who continue to show their dedication and share their talents with these young leaders of tomorrow. The 2019 YLP Counselors are Kelli Bailiff, Julie Barry, Amy Bonney, Lene Bowers, Terence Calloway, Bill Gardiner, Tim Gately, Tom Krsnich, and James Rooney . We also thank the FBINAA Chapters and members along with YLP spon- sors Justice Federal Credit Union, Cody Systems, FBI LEEDA, First Tactical and Command Excellence for their support of this program.

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