FBI Denver
Public Affairs Specialist Deborah Sherman
(303) 630-6060
May 3, 2016

Wanted By FBI Denver: High School Students for the Teen Academy

Applications are now being accepted for FBI Denver Division’s 2016 Teen Academy, which will take place on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Denver Division headquarters.

Any student interested in the FBI, what we do, and how a relationship with the FBI can help his or her school and community is encouraged to apply.

The Teen Academy is open to all high school students, including freshman going into the 9th grade in 2016 and seniors who graduated in 2016.

Students selected for the FBI Teen Academy spend an interactive day with special agents and professional staff participating in both classroom and hands-on activities. Classes will offer an insider’s look into criminal and cyber investigations and hands-on experience involving evidence collection and tactical operations, all while learning about the FBI’s core values. After completing the class, students will be more aware of the challenges their communities face and better understand how the FBI serves their community. Teen Academy graduates are encouraged to mentor their peers by sharing the knowledge they have gained through the program.

The FBI’s Teen Academy application process allows for the identification of a diverse pool of students who are capable of leadership and have an interest in the FBI. An essay is required of all applicants. The essay will be the first element of the application package that will be reviewed and provides an insight into the student’s motivations for attending. All applications should highlight the student’s school activities and community involvement, which will be an important part of the criteria used to evaluate the applicants

Applications, supporting essay, and release form must be received at the FBI Denver Division office by 5 p.m. on June 15, 2016. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

Scan and e-mail completed applications to Deborah.Sherman@ic.fbi.gov or mail them to:

FBI Denver Division
Attn: Deborah Sherman, Community Outreach Specialist
8000 East 36th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80238

Essay writing help:

Writing an essay can feel overwhelming for many students, and because the essay is an important part of the FBI Teen Academy selection process, we want to help you succeed.

The FBI’s Citizens Academy Alumni Association is offering a free Essay Writing Workshop on May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at CEC Early College at 2650 Eliot Street in Denver.

Make sure to reserve your spot in this workshop by e-mailing ssmith@westdevgrp.com by May 13.