FBI Rich­mond hosts third Youth Acad­emy

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RICH­MOND — The Rich­mond Divi­sion of the FBI will be host­ing their third an­nual Youth Acad­emy the sum­mer of 2019. A com­pre­hen­sive look into to­day’s FBI, this two-day pro­gram will pro­vide stu­dents with be­hind-the-scenes demon­stra­tions from their Ev­i­dence Re­sponse Team and Spe­cial Agent Bomb Tech­ni­cians, and in­struc­tion from var­i­ous other in­ves­tiga­tive squads to in­clude vi­o­lent crime and cy­ber crime. This not an in­tern­ship pro­gram and while stu­dents may be pre­sented with case stud­ies drawn from ad­ju­di­cated cases dur­ing this ses­sion, they will not be ex­posed to ac­tive cases or day-to-day in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

The Youth Acad­emy will be held on Tues­day, July 16 and Wed­nes­day, July 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rich­mond Field Of­fice lo­cated at 1970 East Parham Road in Rich­mond, Vir­ginia. The pro­gram will be lim­ited to thirty stu­dents.

Stu­dents in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in the FBI Rich­mond Youth Acad­emy must have parental ap­proval and meet the min­i­mum el­i­gi­bil­ity re­quire­ments, as fol­lows:

• United States cit­i­zen.

• Re­side in Vir­ginia.

• En­rolled in an ac­cred­ited high school or home-school en­vi­ron­ment, rec­og­nized by your school dis­trict.

• Be­tween the ages of 15 and 18.

• Ju­nior or se­nior sta­tus dur­ing the 2019-2020 aca­demic year.

• Grade point av­er­age of 2.5 or better.

Stu­dents who meet the min­i­mum el­i­gi­bil­ity re­quire­ments, are re­quired to com­plete an ap­pli­ca­tion process to com­pete for ac­cep­tance into the pro­gram. A typed ap­pli­ca­tion and 500word es­say must be sub­mit­ted no later than close of busi­ness Wed­nes­day, May 1, 2019. Pa­per­work re­ceived af­ter that date will not be ac­cepted or given fur­ther con­sid­er­a­tion.

Ques­tions about the pro­gram should be di­rected to the Divi­sion’s Com­mu­nity Out­reach Spe­cial­ist via RH_ Out­[email protected]

In­for­ma­tion about this ini­tia­tive, and ad­di­tional FBI Rich­mond Divi­sion out­reach pro­grams, may be found at www.fbi.gov/con­tact-us/field-of­fices/rich­mond/.

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