Connor Rotolo Accepted Into FBI Youth Program

(April 19, 2021) – The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) has accepted Wooster High School student Connor Rotolo for its prestigious Youth Leadership Program this summer. The eight-day program is offered to qualified students aged 14-16 who have demonstrated above-average academic standards as well as good citizenship. 

The program is offered through the cooperation of the FBI, and individual participants are selected and sponsored by the various state chapters of the FBINAA, who will pay transportation and student sponsorship fees. Further, the counselors and instructional staff for the program consist of National Academy graduates who are members of the FBINAA and select FBI Special Agent personnel. Guest lecturers in various professional disciplines also address the students. 

The vision of YLP is to “develop an influential community of socially-conscious and service-minded leaders, connected through association who positively shape the world.”

Connor will participate in the program in Quantico, Virginia beginning June 24. Students will participate in extensive coursework and classroom instruction focusing on issues faced by the youth of today and each student will gain tools that can enhance their individual core talents. Each year, the FBINAA Youth Leadership Program accepts only 60 students from the US and other countries. 

“Connor has always shown true leadership skills,” said Wooster High School Principal Tyler Keener. “He’s a terrific representative of our community, and he will make Wooster and his family proud as a participant in this program. I know he will fit right in and I look forward to hearing about the experience from him.”

Although the program is not limited to young persons interested in a future career in law enforcement, interested candidates should possess a desire to gain knowledge of the American system of criminal justice, as well as ethics, leadership skills and personal development.