FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)

On July 11, 12, and 13, 2018, the Indianapolis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will host the FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA).  The YLA is designed to promote an educational experience that will provide students with valuable leadership training and a greater understanding of the FBI.  Through interactive physical challenges and classroom discussions we seek to further explain to youth how the FBI addresses the concerns of the community.  Utilizing FBI strategic planning techniques and exercises, participants will have the opportunity to hone their decision-making and leadership skills.

We would like the YLA to be comprised of top-notch students from a variety of high schools.  If you know of a quality student that would be interested in applying, simply have them complete the 2018 YLA application and return it by Sunday, April 1, 2018.  The application, which requires a signature from both a parent or guardian and the principal, must also be accompanied by an essay of no more than 500 words.  Applications will be reviewed and 20 students will be selected to participate.

To be considered, the applicant must: have completed their junior year, and not yet completed high school by 7/11/18; have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); possess qualities of leadership, scholastic achievement and good citizenship; commit to attending the entire program; and write an essay of no more than 500 words depicting their interest in the program and how it will enhance their future plans.

Completed applications and essays should be mailed to: Kathryn Sipes, Community Outreach Specialist, FBI Indianapolis, 8825 Nelson B. Klein Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46250, or emailed to kdsipes@fbi.gov.  All applications must be received by April 1, 2018.   2018 YLA applications will be reviewed and 20 students will be selected to participate. Parents and/or guardians do not have to be present for the sessions. Students must arrange their own transportation. There is no cost for students to participate; lodging and all meals are included.

Career Spotlight 1: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Did you know?…”Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for speech pathologists between 2014-2024 includes a 21% increase with a median salary of $73,410. The predicted outlook for audiologists is a 29% increase with a median salary of $74,890. Speech-language pathologists work in a wide range of settings including schools, clinics, assisted living centers, and hospitals.” – Keith Kluender, Head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University.

If you would like to learn more about these programs at Purdue, visit http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/slhs. If you would like to schedule a visit, attend a class, meet with an academic advisor, or chat with a current student, please contact Kamie Redinbo at kredinb@purdue.edu.

Remember, completing a profile at http://www.indianacareerexplorer.com/students.htm can show you which majors and careers are the best match for your personality. purdue-audiology-1 purdue-audiology-2 purdue-slp-1 purdue-slp-2