FBINAA New York State & Eastern Canada Chapter

Representing members of the FBI National Academy Associates from
New York State and the Eastern Provinces of Canada

Youth Leadership Program

This year’s (2022) session was June 16th -24th. 
*The deadline for applications was by midnight on February 4, 2022. 

The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) supports the young leaders of tomorrow through the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) by offering qualified students the opportunity to participate in an eight-day program of leadership development. The YLP is designed to offer lifelong enrichment opportunities to youth who have demonstrated above average academic standards and good citizenship in efforts to support these exceptional young leader’s drive for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world. In the tradition of the FBI National Academy, the mission of the FBINAA YLP is to provide a foundation in ethical & moral leadership that encourages our students to further develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to accept the challenge of leadership as a way of life. The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not a part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or acting on behalf of the FBI. The FBINAA annual YLP is an intense program of classroom study, physical challenges, guest lectures, and leadership experiences. The YLP is limited to 62 students, ages 14-16, from around the world who are rising high school sophomores and juniors. The selection process is highly competitive as, on average, each chapter is provided the opportunity to send one student to YLP each year.

Applications can be requested through the Chapter Coordinator, Mark Gates  mgates@buffalo.edu


To be qualified for this program you must:

– Be sponsored by a FBINAA Member that is in good standing or a participating Law Enforcement Association; FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA), FBI National Executive Institute Association (NEIA) or Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI (SoFA)

– Be age 14, 15, or 16 years old at the start date of the program

– Demonstrate high academic standards and good citizenship

Youth Leadership Program Recipients

Congratulations to our 2022 Youth Leadership Program Recipients!

Session #YearCongratulations to:
232022Madeleine M.
232022Ryan R.
222021Anthony R.
222021Samara F.
212019 Mia C.
212019Eamon Y.
202018Andrew R.
19 2017 Aidan Y.
19 2017Elizabeth H.
182016Natalie C.
182016Logan J.
172015Jacklyn K.
172015Margaret M.
162014Carson G.
162014Jndejah S.
152012Tyler R.
152012Cailin W.
142011Taylor B.
142011Elizabeth W.
132010Colm S.
132010Justice C.
122009Jacob M.
122009Robert V.
122009Branson B.
112008Kevin B.
112008Daniel B.
112008Amanda S.
102007Brooke L.
102007Luke P.
102007Evan S.
92006Sean D.
92006Vincent M.
92006Kaleigh M.
82005Rick L.
82005Ryan S.
82005John W.
72004Paul L. III
72004Marie Lin W.
62003Paul L. III
62003Marie Lin W.
52002James R. III
52002Dana C.
52002Sean S.
42001Sarah J.
42001Darcy W.
32000Dennis D.
32000Gabriel T.
21999Laura S.
21999Aaron S.
11998Jeanette M.
11998Kerry W.