"Emmerson Buie Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office, has announced that FBI-Chicago will be hosting an FBI Teen Academy locally this fall.
The FBI Teen Academy program is held in only a handful of cities across the United States, and FBI-Chicago is proud to be able to offer this experience beginning in September.
Chicago’s Virtual Teen Academy invites high school students of all ages to meet with FBI employees and peek into the inner workings of the FBI. Students gain a better understanding of the FBI and what it takes to keep America safe, highlighting the many positions and career paths that work together on a variety of complex cases and violation.
Currently, FBI-Chicago actively engages local citizens through the Junior Special Agent Program (junior high), Honors Internship Program (college), Citizens Academy (adult), and many other outreach efforts.
The Virtual Teen Academy is being launched in response to significant demand from the community for additional high school-based programs.
“We believe in engaging our communities at all levels,” said SAC Buie. “The Virtual Teen Academy offers us a new way to foster strong relationships with local highschoolers while sharing our mission to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution.”
To satisfy anticipated interest, FBI-Chicago plans to host two academies in Fall 2020. These inaugural sessions will be conducted virtually in September and October, though the FBI hopes to invite students to visit the field office in the future.
FBI-Chicago is accepting applications from high school students in all grades from until September 10, 2020.
Interested students can find the application on our
website (https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/chicago/community-outreach) or through links posted by @FBITwitter during the application period.
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