The Portland Division is now accepting applications for the third annual FBI Multi-Cultural Youth Leadership Academy, which will be held August 22-24, 2012.
The academy was created in coordination with FBI Portland’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Council—which is composed of community leaders from cultural, religious, civic, and business backgrounds—in order to provide a positive environment for high school students to interact with law enforcement.
The academy is geared toward developing youth leaders by engaging them in team-building experiences, exposing them to careers in law enforcement, and teaching them to communicate across cultures. Participants will have direct interaction with law enforcement officials, including FBI special agents. Youth applicants are required to attend all three days of the academy.
To apply, both of the following items must be completed:
1. Application packet (contains requirements, application form, essay questions, liability waiver, and agreements)
2. Recommendation form (each applicant must be nominated by a member of the FBI’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Council, an FBI employee, coach, teacher, or local non-profit agency)
The application deadline is May 31, 2012. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program via mail by June 15, 2012.