The FBI’s Community Outreach Program supports the Bureau’s investigative mission by working to address multiple interrelated societal problems—including crime, drugs, gangs, terrorism, and violence. Linking community service, prevention, and law enforcement is a national trend spurred by grass roots efforts around the country, and FBI employees have joined this movement, volunteering in a wide variety of community-related efforts.
Our Future Agents in Training - Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases.
The Cleveland FAIT - Teen Academy program is open to rising seniors and recent graduates who attend a high school within the Cleveland FBI area of responsibility. The 2021 academy will be held June 15 to 18.
Complete the FAIT application and mail it to:
Attn: Youth Outreach - FAIT
1501 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
All applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2021.
Future Agents In Training (FAIT) is hosted by the FBI Cleveland Field Office for high school students to receive hands-on training to learn about the FBI. The program is designed to educate students about the mission of the FBI, including criminal investigations, cyber threats, and counterterrorism, as well as internships and employment opportunities. Students learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, and a variety of professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and solving cases.
- Student must be a U.S. citizen
- Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
- Student must be a graduate of the class of 2021 or class of 2022
- Student must currently reside within the Northern District of Ohio, served by the FBI Cleveland Field Office
- Student must currently be enrolled in, or graduated from, an accredited high school. If home schooled, the student is recognized by their school district
- Student must complete the essay (see application) and provide one letter of recommendation
- Student must attend each day of the FAIT Academy and is responsible for their transportation to and from the FBI Cleveland Field Office (FAIT Academy hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
For more information or questions on the FAIT Academy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.