FBI Cleveland
Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson
(216) 522-1400
January 12, 2018

The FBI Announces Our Fourth Annual Future Agents in Training (FAIT) Academy, June 19-22, 2018

The Cleveland Division of the FBI is happy to announce our Fourth Annual Future Agents in Training (FAIT) Academy, June 19-22, 2018. This is a four-day program for students ages 16-18 years of age that live within the FBI Cleveland Division area of responsibility (Northern Ohio). FAIT is a chance for youth to learn about the FBI and is similar to a mini Citizens Academy.

Students selected for the FAIT Academy spend four fun, educational, interactive days at the FBI’s Cleveland Field Office headquarters and other locations participating in both classroom and hands-on activities. Classes offer insight into a number of topics and specialties including the importance of making good choices when using online communication platforms, federal law violations the FBI investigates, requirements of all FBI applicants, and the FBI’s domestic and international roles. Students will also enjoy numerous hands-on experiences involving specialized areas of the FBI, such as the Evidence Response Team and conducting interviews. After completing the class, students are more aware of challenges their communities face, better understand how the FBI serves their region, and are prepared to mentor their peers. All graduates will have an opportunity to join the FAIT Alumni Association, that focuses on giving back through community service projects.

We had an overwhelmingly positive response last year with over 300 students competing for 45 spots. This year we expect similar if not even higher numbers. The class participants are selected based on eligibility requirements, a blind reading and scoring of the students’ response to the essay question, and letter of recommendation.

Attached is an informational flyer and application. Applications will only be accepted by U.S. postal mail, and must be postmarked by January 31, 2018, no electronic submissions accepted. All students will be notified by April 15, 2018 of their status.

Any questions regarding this news release can be directed to SA Vicki D Anderson at the Cleveland Office of the FBI, 216-522-1400 or Vicki.Anderson@ic.fbi.gov.