The FBI Youth Academy at Miami Dade College North Campus is designed to educate South Florida high school students about the inner workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), opportunities available at the Miami Dade College School of Justice, and various local law enforcement career prospects. The FBI Youth Academy afford students a unique opportunity to engage collaboratively with FBI agents, law enforcement personnel, and university professors that foster leadership skills development, critical thinking and team building.
The program consists of 6 days of an intriguing mix of classroom, laboratory, outdoor, and field trip activities that culminate to a Graduation Ceremony and Banquet. Students gain a full awareness of the required education ad training for specific careers with the FBI and general law enforcement agencies. Conducted on a 245 acre Miami Dade College North Campus, students take part in a diverse schedule that includes formal instruction, scenario based training, and practical applications. Students are full immersed in hands on modules that include mock crime scene investigations, SWAT led hostage recovery, and other activities that emphasize expert investigation techniques.
FBI History and Mission
Gangs and Organized Crimes
Intelligence Report Gathering
WHite Collar Crimes
Cime Scene Investigations
MDC School of Justice Degree and State Degree Certificate
US Coast Guard
FBI Miami Division Filed Trip
The FBI Youth Academy at Miami Dade College North Campus is typically held mid-June. Dates are confirmed by early April of each year.
In 2009, the FBI Youth Academy at Miami Dade College North Campus was recognized by the US Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation as the most creative initiative between an FBI Field Division and a local FBI Citizens' Academy Alumni Association.
High School Junior or Senior during the school year program is offered
500 word essay
Good School Conduct
2.5 GPA or higher
Parent Permission and Release Form
Letters of recommendations from school representative, employer or community leader
Copy of third marking period report card or equivalent
Students accepted to the FBI Youth Academy program receive a FULL scholarship.
The FBI Youth Academy at Miami Dade College North Campus is sponsored by the FBI Miami Citizens Academy Alumni Association, FBI Miami Division, Miami Dade College North Camput, and US Coast Guard. The Academy also receives funding from El Dorado Furniture, Moshin and Fauzia Jaffer Foundation, Dr. Jonathan Tuman, Stephen Schott, Armando Gutierrez, Suhail Nanji, Filemon and Kelly Lopez, and Julian and Julia Mesa.