Photo courtesy of Tammy Prell.
Jonathan “Oakley” Prell
Jonathan “Oakley” Prell at the FBI National Academy Associate Youth Leadership Program this summer.
Jonathan “Oakley” Prell, a junior at Hoover High School, completed an FBI National Academy Associate Youth Leadership Program this summer. Prell is the son of Jonathan and Tammy Prell.
The program is sponsored by the professional association of graduates of the FBI National Academy for state and local law enforcement officials, a non-government association. Prell was this year’s Alabama Chapter representative and was selected as the class spokesperson for the 2015 YLP graduation ceremony.
To apply for the program, students must demonstrate leadership and character and submit an essay, pass an oral interview and have above average grades.
This year there were 53 students from domestic chapters, three from international chapters and three from the sister organization. Participants take classes in goal setting, leadership qualities, religion, culture and comparative ideology, ethical decision making, integrity, accountability, situational leadership, juvenile justice, law and other subjects. They are also able to tour the FBI facilities and Washington D.C.
- Submitted by Tammy Prell.