FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
July 16, 2014

FBI Youth Leadership Academy

The FBI’s Portland Division is hosting more than 50 high school students from across the region at its fifth annual Youth Leadership Academy. The academy gives motivated high school students the chance to develop leadership skills by engaging them in team-building experiences, exposing them to careers in law enforcement, and encouraging them to communicate and collaborate across cultures. Participants have direct interaction with FBI special agents and community leaders throughout the program.

Activities will include interview/resume skills, physical fitness, hands-on forensics work, and participation in a mock crime scene investigation.

Media Availabilities

When: Thursday, July 17: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • What: Students will be rotating through a series of activities, including forensics (how to process a crime scene), legal training, and arrest techniques.

When: Friday, July 18: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • What: Students will be participating in a kidnapping scenario, involving “witness” interviews, working with a “prosecutor” and “judge” to obtain a search warrant, arresting the bad guy, processing crime scenes and more.

Media interested in covering the FBI Youth Leadership Academy must call ahead to arrange access. Please contact Beth Anne Steele at Elizabeth.steele@ic.fbi.gov at least two hours in advance of anticipated arrival.