FBINAA Associate Magazine Q3.2021
FBINAA HOSTS 22 nd SESSION of the YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
T he FBINAA and its 48 Chapters in cooperation with the FBI National Academy , Society of Former Special Agents , and FBI LEEDA , hosted the 22nd Youth Leadership Program in June at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Fifty-nine students from around the United States partici - pated in the program, which is designed to benefit young people and future leaders. Students came from a rigorous selection process representing the 44 North American Chapters , FBINAA Latin American Chapter , as well as FBI LEEDA and Society of Former Special Agents . Over the course of the week, participants focused on core subject matter which included Leadership, Ethics, Values and Choices, Juvenile Crime, Character Matters, Goal Setting, Bul- lying, Ethical Decision Making, Accountability, Social Media, and Financial Responsibility. These students also traveled to Washington, DC to visit several museums and memorials, including Arlington National Ceremony. The eight-day program culminated with graduation ceremonies. “Where the FBI National Academy Program is the crown jewel of the FBI, the Youth Leader-
ship Program is the crown jewel of the FBI National Academy Associates. We look forward to seeing where the journey of these impressive young leaders takes them in the future,” said FBINAA Executive Director Howard M. Cook . "A program of this scope takes the collaboration and dedica- tion of many people to make it a success," said Cook. "We would like to thank our colleagues at the FBI Academy, the program sponsors Justice Federal Credit Union, FBI LEEDA, Society of For- mer Special Agents, and Command Excellence for their support, the FBINAA Chapters for their diligence in the selection process and support for the program, our members, and to the YLP counselors William Gardiner , Lori Andrews , Julie Barry , Timothy Gatley , Thomas Krsnich , Catherine Milone , Reva Navarro , Kevin Platts , and Angie Wier from the FBINAA national office for talents and commitment to these young leaders." The first FBI National Academy Associates Youth Leader - ship program took place in 1998 and since then, twenty-two programs have taken place with over 1,000 students graduating from the program.
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