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Graduating from the FBI Academy's Youth Leadership Program

Graduating from the FBI Academy's Youth Leadership Program

Congratulations to Kaiden Nobrega '22, who recently completed the highly selective 2021 Youth Leadership Program at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. 

Kaiden spent eight days in Quantico, VA, studying core subject matter and also visiting museums and memorials in Washington, DC.

Kaiden Nobrega '22 standing by FBI Academy sign

The program is hosted by FBI National Academy Associates and culminated in graduation ceremonies.

Kaiden was one of just 48 students from across the country who was selected to participate.

Congratulations, Kaiden, on this wonderful accomplishment!

Kaiden Nobrega '22 with two officers

About the Program

The FBI National Academy Associates 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 participated 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, Bullying, 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 Leadership 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 dedication 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 Former 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 Leadership program took place in 1998 and since then, twenty-two programs have taken place with over 1,000 students graduating from the program. 

About the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc.

The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, leadership training, and information to law enforcement executives around the world. The Association’s Mission is “Impacting communities by providing and promoting law enforcement leadership through training and networking.” Association members are graduates of the prestigious FBI National Academy Program. The FBINAA has nearly 16,000 members representing all 50 US states, over 8,200 law enforcement agencies, and 194 Countries worldwide. The FBINAA is the strongest law enforcement leadership network in the world. Located in Quantico, VA, the FBINAA is a non-political organization and is not affiliated with any special interest group.

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