Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now CLOSED. Applications for the 2025-2026 school year will be open from January 15-April 1, 2025!

Interested in learning about the FBI? Join the FBI Chicago Explorer’s Program!

The FBI Chicago Explorer Program is designed to teach students about the FBI and develop life skills such
as active listening, leadership, and adaptability in an engaging and approachable curriculum.


The FBI Chicago Division’s Edwin C. Shanahan Explorer Post #1920 was established in 2012 in honor of
Special Agent Edwin C. Shanahan. Special Agent Shanahan joined the FBI in Chicago in 1920 and was the
first Chicago agent killed in the line of duty in 1925.


The Explorer Post #1920’s mission is to instill basic tenets of civic responsibility, foster an interest in and
respect for law enforcement, and develop responsible and intelligent youth in our community. The
Explorer Post #1920 intends to achieve this mission by educating students about the duties and mission
of the FBI and by developing young leaders who strive to serve their communities.