Miami, June 8, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus, FBI Miami Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBI Miami CAAA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI-Miami Division) have partnered to once again host the 2016 FBI Youth Academy June 13-18 at MDC’s North Campus.
“This camp exposes current high school students, who are our future law enforcement officials, to key elements of the FBI while developing their skills using a holistic approach that does not just focus on the academic areas, but on all aspects of being a responsible citizen,” explained Dr. Malou C. Harrison, North Campus’ president.
The FBI Youth Academy is a unique education experience for students from all walks of life. Select students will participate in a weeklong summer education program that highlights the inner-workings of the FBI organization as a career, while building positive relationships, decision-making and goal setting skills, and college and career planning.
“Our youth are the most important resource and FBI Miami CAAA, MDC North Campus, and the FBI are committed to encouraging students from all walks of life to set goals for successful achievement in post-secondary studies and professional careers,” said Rita Scott, FBI Miami CAAA President, and FBI Youth Academy Director.
Students will receive free scholarships, courtesy of FBI Miami CAAA. The scholarship covers tuition, uniforms, classroom supplies, lunch, and field trips. To qualify, high school students must be entering as juniors or seniors for the 2016-2017 academic year. Selection criteria include a GPA of 2.5 or higher and a 750-word essay on why the student should be selected to attend the FBI Youth Academy program. Additional requirements include teacher/counselor recommendation and a copy of the third marking period report card. For more information and to download scholarship application packet, go to www.fbicaaamiami.org
For more information, please contact Fred Toney at 305-237-1662.
WHAT: MDC’s North Campus to Host FBI Youth Academy
WHEN: June 13-18, 2016
WHERE: MDC’s North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave.
About FBI Miami Citizens Academy Alumni Association
The FBI Miami CAAA is a private non-profit membership organization associated with, but not part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI Miami CAAA works in partnership with the FBI Miami Division to develop and implement the Division’s education and outreach initiatives. Established in 2005, the FBI Miami CAAA focuses on three areas of service: youth enrichment and development, public awareness of crime and terrorism prevention, and community safety.
About MDC School of Justice
The renowned School of Justice at the North Campus has been training and educating public safety, domestically and internationally, professionals for more than 40 years. More than 80 percent of all public safety professionals in Miami-Dade County have been trained at the School of Justice. The school offers associates degrees, baccalaureate degrees, college credit certificates, certifications in basic law enforcement, corrections and firefighter, and private security, and specialized executive leadership training and assessment services.