The FBI’s Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours, but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases.
How to apply
At this time, the FBI hopes to host their teen academies as scheduled. Any change in status will be communicated to all applicants.
FBI Denver will be hosting three teen academies in 2020:
- Wind River, Wyoming on May 9, 2020
- Casper, Wyoming on May 30, 2020
- Ft. Collins, Colorado on July 24, 2020
Applications and supporting essays for any Teen Academy must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.
Apply online: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/denver/community-outreach#Teen-Academy
Update as of October 3, 2019: Registration for this event is now closed and the waiting list is full.
Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to announce Whitney Orndorff as the keynote speaker at the Girl Scout Cyber Challenge on October 19, 2019.
Whitney Orndorff is a tactical analyst with the Denver Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where she works to combat human trafficking and child exploitation crimes. She is also a crime scene investigator on the FBI’s Evidence Response Team. She has a PhD in Public Safety Leadership and has taught courses on death investigation, internet safety, and political science. In her spare time, Orndorff likes escape rooms, staying up too late to read, and cover bands.
Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors should not miss the chance to hear Whitney speak and learn cybersecurity skills! Register online now to attend the Cyber Challenge (capacity is limited): https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_cyber_cha.html
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Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to a special “mini teen academy” program at the Denver FBI office on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon. The traditional Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. This program will include a panel discussion with female FBI employees, SWAT demo, tactical demonstration from the Evidence Response Team (ERT), and presentation on cyber safety.
Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/fbi_tour_for_seniors.html
This is a drop off event. Participants should arrive by 8:45 a.m. to start check-in. Girls will be required to submit a parent permission form, photo release, and indemnity form to participate. Girls ages 18 and older will be required to provide their date of birth, social security number, and full name to comply with FBI policies, and bring a photo ID on the day of the event. Two Girl Scouts of Colorado staff will accompany the group.
Capacity is limited to 40 Girl Scouts. Registration will close on Tuesday, November 5 OR when capacity is met.
Please be aware that the program is subject to change based on the needs of the FBI.
All attendees must have a current Girl Scout membership.
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