FBI Denver
Special Agent Amy Sanders
(303) 630-6060
March 20, 2017

Wanted by the FBI: Applicants for the Denver Teen Academy

The FBI Denver Division and Denver Chapter FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association cordially invite all interested Colorado and Wyoming high school sophomores and juniors (including 2016/17 freshman and 2016/17 juniors) to apply to attend one of two Teen Academies, which will be held June 13, 2017 and August 1, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the FBI Denver Field Office.

The FBI Teen Academy provides an opportunity for high school students to visit our field office and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the FBI. Upon completion of Teen Academy, high school students will foster a greater understanding of the FBI’s mission and how we serve our citizens, community, and nation. During the academy, students will be afforded an opportunity to learn about how evidence and hazardous material are collected at crime scenes; discover how FBI SWAT executes arrests; tour the gun vault; learn about bomb threats and cases, the undercover program, and Hostage Crisis Negotiation Team; and meet FBI agents, victim specialists, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, linguists, and others.

Due to the vast diversity in our workforce, any student with an interest in the FBI, what we do, and how a relationship with the FBI can help their school is encouraged to apply. The program is not exclusive to students interested in criminal justice. All students will be evaluated based on their application (school activities and community involvement) and an essay to determine which students will be offered a seat in the class. None of the above elements will be the sole basis of evaluation of an application, and the application process should be taken seriously by all applicants. Each class size is limited to 50 students. The application, release form, and a supporting essay must be received by the FBI Denver Field Office by 4 p.m. on April 15, 2017. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

FBI Denver Division
Attn: PAS Amy Sanders
8000 East 36th Avenue
Denver, CO 80238

Questions regarding the FBI Teen Academy or the application process can be directed to Public Affairs Specialist SA Amy Sanders at Amy.Sanders@ic.fbi.gov.

Denver Teen Academy students
Denver Teen Academy students

Essay Writing Assistance

Writing an essay can feel overwhelming for many students. Because the essay is an important part of the FBI Teen Academy selection process, as well as prepping for college, we want to help you succeed. 

That’s why the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association is offering a free essay writing workshop for all student applicants.

April 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CEC Early College
2650 Eliot St., Denver 80211
(Please enter building via East Doors)

Be sure to reserve your spot in this important workshop by emailing ssmith@westdevgrp.com by April 3, 2017.