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Miami Dade College Partners with FBI to Offer Free Camp for High School Students June 16-21


Miami, June 3, 2014 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed School of Justice and Advisement and Career Services has partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizens Association and Miami-Dade County Public Schools to offer the FBI Youth Academy, a one-week camp for 40 high-school students beginning Monday, June 16.  Open to 11th and 12th graders, selected students are required to have good conduct and attendance, a minimum 2.5 GPA, and a written recommendation from a teacher. 

First offered in 2006, the FBI Youth Academy’s mission is to educate South Florida high school students about the inner workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the postsecondary opportunities available at the Miami Dade College’s School of Justice for various professions within other federal and local law enforcement and security agencies. The FBI Youth Academy affords students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with FBI agents, law enforcement professionals, forensic experts, and college professors for the purpose of fostering academic excellence, leadership skills, team building, and career exploration.

“Creating early experiential learning opportunities for our youth is critical to their educational development,” said Malou C. Harrison, president of the North Campus. “This one-week immersion experience will surely ignite students’ interest and curiosity around the wealth of careers that exist with the FBI and the law enforcement industry as a whole.”  

The FBI Youth Academy at MDC’s North Campus was recognized in 2009 by the FBI Headquarters as the most creative initiative between an FBI Field Division and a local FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association.

MDC’s School of Justice collaborated with the FBI to develop an academic-based program that includes a dynamic mix of classroom, laboratory, outdoor and fieldwork activities for five days, the culmination of which will be an awards ceremony for students, their parents and public school and college administrators on Saturday, June 21 at MDC’s North Campus. The students also participate in field trips to the US Coast Guard and FBI Miami Division.

For more information about Miami Dade College's FBI Junior Academy, visit:

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