Miami, June 1, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus, in collaboration with the FBI Miami Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBI Miami CAAA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI-Miami Division), will once again host the FBI Youth Academy July 10-15 at MDC’s North Campus. The FBI Youth Academy is made possible through scholarships from FBI Miami CAAA, which cover tuition, uniforms, classroom supplies, lunch, and field trips. Students receive a certificate upon completion of the program.
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.
Some of this year’s activities will include an FBI bomb demonstration, where students learn how the unit responds to suspicious packages and investigates bombing, as well as participate in an exercise with a blast demonstration. In addition, Miami-Dade Police Department Marine Patrol/Underwater Recovery Unit will show students how they look for evidence, objects and persons lost in the water.
Qualifying high school students must be entering as juniors or seniors for the 2017-2018 academic year. Selection criteria includes 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: 2017 FBI Youth Academy
WHEN: Monday – Saturday, July 10-15
WHERE: MDC’s North Campus | 11380 NW 27 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.