Pueblo teen one of select few to attend FBI leadership program

Posted at 11:35 AM, Jul 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-29 13:35:52-04

A Pueblo teenager picked up some valuable lessons last month after learning from some of the world’s best law enforcement agents.

16-year-old Layne Martinez was one of 58 people in the world to participate in the FBI’s youth leadership program in Quantico, Virginia.

The teen needed some help to get to Quantico, and the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and Denver FBI branch were happy to help her.

During the program, Martinez learned different ways to become an effective leader.

"(You want) to be as strong a leader as you can be, and not distribute your powers in bad ways like other leaders in the past have," said Martinez. "Use your strength to push yourself forward and others as well."

Martinez said her dream is to one day become an FBI agent. With this experience, it seems she is well on her way to making that dream a reality.