Focusing on Youth Outreach
As a nonprofit 501(c)3 we collect membership dues, we fundraise, and we accept donations. A portion of our annual budget goes to our mission-focused outreach programs that, overall, aim to raise awareness about the FBI in our communities. Youth outreach is a key focus for the FBI in our region, and we orient our own outreach efforts to support that.
Scholarships for Seniors in Public Safety
Scholarships for seniors on a public safety tract is our signature program. In spring 2022 we were able to award four students each with $500 scholarships for college. The students were chosen from a pool of forty students who attended the FBI Fresno Youth Outreach “An Insider Experience” Day, at Roosevelt High School in Fresno*, an event that we also helped to coordinate.
The three-way partnership we now have with Fresno Unified School District, the FBI, and our association is a model we hope to repeat in other areas of our region in the future.
*The day long program includes FBI agents helping young people understand the danger in the field, and the intense training involved to make quick decisions that limit the risk of violence. The youth learn from bomb techs, SWAT, forensics, and cyber professionals, and they graduate at the end with a certificate.
Boys and Girls Club
Our relationship with the Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County continues to grow and our relationships with individual Clubs keep expanding. Our association provides kits (such as a kit for an art activity) and lunch when FBI agents come to visit.