FBI Denver
Courtney Bernal
cebernal@fbi.gov
April 8, 2021

Summer 2021 High School Teen Programming

Interested in learning a bit more about your local FBI? The FBI Denver Field Office will be hosting a few programs for high school teens this summer!

The FBI Denver Field Office conducts Teen Academies annually across Colorado and Wyoming. Teen Academies are one-day events where attendees learn about FBI career options, hear a case presentation, participate in interactive Evidence Response and SWAT demonstrations, and learn about online safety. Thirty to forty students will be selected to participate at each of two locations: Loveland, Colorado, on June 18, 2021; and Rock Springs, Wyoming, on July 10, 2021. Applications for the Teen Academies can be found on the FBI Denver’s website and are due on Friday, April 30, 2021. https://www.fbi.gov/contactus/ field-offices/denver/community-outreach

New in 2021, the FBI Denver Field Office will be conducting several Cyber Security Teen Bootcamps (CSTB) in Colorado and Wyoming. During each CSTB, attendees will hear presentations on cyber security/privacy and have hands-on training with a MacBook Pro, virtual Windows 10 PC, iPhone 11 and a Google Pixel phone. Each session will be limited to 10 students, will occur at venues based on the locations of the majority of interested parties, and will be facilitated by the FBI Denver Chief Security Officer Michael Mercer, who has more than 13 years of experience in cyber security and privacy.

If interested in participating in a CSTB, please email Community Outreach Specialist Leah Hapner at dn_outreach@fbi.gov with the following information by May 28, 2021:

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • 2020-2021 school name
  • 2020-2021 grade/year in school
  • City of residence (if in Denver metro, please indicate neighborhood/area name)
  • Contact email (ensure email address will be accessible during the summer) and phone number

If you represent a youth organization interested in a CSTB presentation, please complete our speaker request form, select “other” in the Presentation Topic box, and enter “Cyber Security Teen Bootcamp” in the Comments box at the bottom of the form. https://forms.fbi.gov/denver-fbi-speaker-presenter-request-form/view