Dedicated to the development, education, and enlightenment of society. The Vision of AGB Institute is to develop people by utilizing the vehicle of security services, providing them with education and life skills that will empower them to be successful and positive contributors to society.
The AGB Institute provides training for people seeking to better themselves as professionals and to enhance their life skills. We offer a variety of courses related to security training, business security, professional development, and administrative support.
The Institute creates a skilled workforce by elevating the professional acumen of current security officers and the general public through innovative educational programs built on key essentials that bridge skill gaps and enhance professional training and development.
It is the brainchild of John and Denitra Griffin, the owners of AGB Investigative Services, Inc., an award-winning full service security company that protects people, property, and data in Chicago and all over the world. The Institute grew out of their emphasis on education and professional enrichment to provide continuous professional development to their employees, and as a part of AGB’s mission to reinvest in neighborhoods with few resources but has since grown to reach all segments of society.
AGB’s Always Giving Back philosophy is further represented in the company’s focus on creating jobs and educational opportunities in underserved areas. The Griffins also founded the AGB Foundation, which provides business internships, scholarships, and other opportunities to deserving young people.
For many years, AGB Investigative has operated a licensed training center for security guards and concealed carry classes. The company also has provided regular training and development opportunities to its own employees. This investment in human capital has paid off for AGB Investigative, with increases in productivity, job retention, and customer satisfaction. It also convinced Griffin to offer training and professional development courses to as many people as possible. And so, in 2017 the AGB Institute was born.
The AGB Institute is a private, nonprofit school with a highly skilled faculty and a growing catalog of course offerings. Our training center is on the far South side of Chicago, at 7545 S. Western Ave. We are designated as a 501(c)3 educational organization and are approved to operate by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. We are not accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.