Teen Leadership Council

The Teen Leadership Council at the National Law Enforcement Museum is a group of 10 high school students in grades 9 through 12 who play a leadership role in making the museum and the topic of law enforcement engaging for young people. Working closely with the Museum’s education department, the council meets monthly to plan and organize programs that engage their peers in topics related to law enforcement and the role it plays in the community. In addition to engaging with peers and museum staff, students have an opportunity to meet law enforcement professionals in disciplines ranging from criminologists and forensic pathologists to police officers and FBI agents.

As a member of the Teen Leadership Council, you will create and lead programs and activities for your peers and the public. Those opportunities may include:

  • Performances (oral or interdisciplinary)
  • Student exhibitions
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Digital or multimedia projects
  • Film and/or video productions
  • Poetry competitions and/or essay contests
  • Online blogs and discussions
  • Workshops related to museum and/or law enforcement disciplines
  • Career development
  • Special projects and collaborations

The Teen Leadership Council’s programs and workshops are informed by the museum’s mission to educate the public about law enforcement, while providing diverse forms of engagement that are inclusive and participatory.

To apply for the Teen Leadership Council, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a DC Metro region school (DC, Maryland, and Virginia)
  • Be 14 to 19 years old (or in grades 9 through 12)
  • Have a passion for museums, law enforcement, and community engagement
  • Be available to attend monthly meetings

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted by Sun, Aug 19 2018.

The Teen Leadership Council meet on Tuesdays on the following dates in 2018/19:

Sept 5, Tues., Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4, and July 2