High Schoolers Invited To Apply To FBI Teen Academy

Scenes of teens participating in a previous FBI Teen Academy. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors throughout New Mexico interested in spending a day with the FBI in Albuquerque are encouraged to apply for the agency’s FBI Teen Academy, which will be held Tuesday, July 26.

The deadline to apply is July 7, 2022.

The FBI Teen Academy allows rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders for the 2022-23 school year an opportunity to get a peek into the inner workings of today’s FBI.

FBI special agents and support personnel will provide lively presentations on a range of timely topics, including terrorism, cyber security, public corruption, evidence handling, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations in a typical FBI office.

“The Teen Academy is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see if you could be the special agent of your dreams,” said Gaby, who went through the class in 2019. “It has not only introduced me to peers that share the same passion and drive to make a difference, but it has also introduced me into a world that is much more than a government agency; it is a family that works for the betterment of the community.”

Students accepted into the program will be expected to attend all activities, which will run 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 26.

Punctuality, professional behavior and appropriate dress are required.

An application form can be found at: https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fbi-albuquerque-teen-academy-application-2022.pdf/view

“The FBI Teen Academy is a riveting experience that shouldn’t be passed by. It opens your mind to new opportunities, and it shows you what the FBI has to offer. I personally think it was one of my best decisions to apply for this program,” said Jake, who also attended in summer 2019.

Anyone with questions about the program can email AQ.Outreach@fbi.gov.

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