FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrea B. Imms, Public Relations
Office: (504) 712-2244
Date: May 31, 2011
Youth Leadership Program
FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) hosts a week long
training event for high school students at the FBI Academy
every summer called the Youth Leadership Program (YLP).
Qualified candidates must be 14, 15 or 16 years old and
an incoming high school sophomore or junior.
Each of the 48 FBINAA chapters may elect to
send a student to represent their chapter during the program.
To be selected, a student must have demonstrated high
academic standards and good citizenship and they must be
nominated by an FBINAA graduate in good standing.
Chapter representatives interview the candidates and
select their choice to attend the program.
The candidates’ qualifications are reviewed by the
Executive Office and the YLP Coordinator, who make the final
Police Department Major Dwane Babin & wife Lisa Babin’s son,
Zachary Watterson, who is a 15 year old sophomore at Holy
High School, was elected
by the local chapter to attend this prestigious program from
June 22 – 30, 2011.
In total, 60 students will participate in this year’s program.
The program is made possible through the cooperation of the FBI
and both tuition and lodging are free.
Each chapter pays for their candidates’ travel expenses.
While the program is not offered exclusively for those
choosing a career in law enforcement, interested candidates
should possess a desire to gain knowledge in the American system
of criminal justice, including police organization, leadership
and the structure and operation of criminal courts.
Participants will also be expected to share the knowledge
gained with their peers following completion of the program.