NRA Youth Education Summit joined by Top Shot champion Chris Cheng for NRA Headquarters tour

Top Shot Season 4 champion Chris Cheng with the NRA Youth Education Summit's top shooters

Fairfax, Virginia - The first full day of the National NRA Youth Education Summit is spent at none other but NRA Headquarters, but that shouldn't surprise you. With a week's worth of events designed to educate attendees on the significance of the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the importance of being an active citizen, a top-to-bottom tour of the NRA is covers all bases.

Beginning with presentations by each of the organization's divisions, students learned how the NRA not only protects our Second Amendment rights, but provides almost 200 programs to enjoy and exercise them. Attendees were even treated to special presentations by NRA General Operations Executive Director Kyle Weaver and NRA President Jim Porter.

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NRA's seven-day competitive scholarship program for high school students kicks off

Who will experience the 2013 NRA Youth Education Summit?

Fairfax, Virginia - The 2013 NRA Youth Education Summit is finally here. This week, forty-seven high school students from around the United States are here in Washington, DC for a seven-day, competitive college scholarship program they won't soon forget.

Throughout the course of the summit, the attendees will tour memorials and monuments surrounding the nation’s capital as they learn the significance of the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the importance of being an active citizen. After trickling in flight-by-flight yesterday and playing the requisite icebreaker games, the summit's first full day finds everyone at NRA Headquarters here in Fairfax, Virginia.

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NFL Hall of Famer John Riggins joins Sportsman Channel at DC Community Center/Soup Kitchen

John Riggins along with volunteers and SOME President Father John Adams gather as Sportsman Channel CEO Gavin Harvey presents the shelter a check for $5,000

Washington, DC - Growing up in the nation's capitol, I spent most of my Sunday's watching John Riggins plow through NFC East opponents on the hallowed fields of RFK Stadium. It's been almost thirty years since the man known as The Diesel last carried the ball for the 'skins. This Sunday he was back in action. A few things had changed.

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National Rifle Association Foundation awards $15,000 in college scholarships

Youth Education Summit

Fairfax, Virginia - A total of $15,000 in college scholarships will be split among six 2012 NRA Youth Education Summit attendees in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship project.

The Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship begins at the conclusion of each year's NRA Y.E.S., the Washington DC-based seven-day educational experience for high school students covering the constitution, federal government and the NRA’s impact on the Second Amendment through community outreach programs.

Following each year's Y.E.S., the 46 participants are eager to return home and educate their local communities on the positive effects of NRA programs like Eddie Eagle GunSafe, Women On Target and Refuse To Be A Victim. The Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship encourages students to create a portfolio documenting their involvement in NRA programs over the next nine months and awards college scholarships to the most inspiring projects.

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NRA Youth Education Summit Grand Scholarship offers thousands in education aid

Youth Education Summit Grand Scholarship entries

Fairfax, Virginia - Each summer's annual NRA Youth Education Summit, the seven-day all expenses educational experience in Washington, DC, for high school students, has plenty of opportunities to compete for college scholarships. After the summit ends, there's an even bigger opportunity available - the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship.

While at Y.E.S., rising high school sophomores and juniors travel the Washington, DC area learning about how our federal government works as well as the importance of the Second Amendment and the benefits the NRA provides through its community outreach programs. The optional Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship, beginning when the weeklong summit ends, gives that year's attendees nine months to introduce NRA safety education and training programs into their communities, documenting the process and results.

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From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel’s Hall of Famer John Riggins & Chef Scott Leysath Host Network’s Hunt.Fish.Feed. Event in D.C for The Cable Show 2013

Event Expected to Feed More than 700 People in Need

New Berlin, Wisconsin  Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American sportsman, announced today Sportsman Channel TV hosts John Riggins and Scott Leysath will help host and cook at the network’s unique Hunt.Fish.Feed. event in Washington D.C. for The Cable Show 2013 at two locations on Sunday, June 9.  Sportsman Channel’s Hunt.Fish.Feed. is a unique outreach program that taps an underutilized food source—game meat and fish donated by sportsmen—to feed those struggling with hunger across America. ... more on Sportsman Channel's Hunt.Fish.Feed event in DC …

2013 NRA Y.E.S. participants to be announced at end of the month

Who will experience the 2013 NRA Youth Education Summit?

Fairfax, Virginia - It's that time of year again. No, not the NFL Draft. Well okay, yes next week's draft. But that isn't the only thing happening at the end of April. The participants of this year's NRA Youth Education Summit (YES) will soon be announced!

The National Y.E.S. is a once in a lifetime seven-day, all expenses paid leadership seminar here in Washington, D.C. Open to any sophomore or junior with at least a 3.00 grade point average, Y.E.S. is an opportunity for today's youth to receive first hand knowledge of how the federal government really works through activities such as:

  • Guest speakers at NRA Headquarters and the National Firearms Museum
  • Competitive debates with other high school students from across the nation
  • Informative tours at historic sites and monuments in and around Washington, D.C.

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New Mexico's 2012 NRA Y.E.S. participant reflects on last year's summit

Emily Allen, who attended the 2012 Youth Education Summit on behalf of her home state of New Mexico, recently sent us an essay she'd written on how the weeklong trip to D.C. has influenced her life. Read on to have Emily share the knowledge she gained at Y.E.S.

2012 NRA Youth Education Summit Emily Allen of New Mexico

I will never forget the excitement that ran through me as I opened the packet with trembling hands that told me I had been chosen as the 2012 Youth Education Summit representative for New Mexico. I originally applied for the trip because of my love of history and Y.E.S. sounded like a great way to get to enjoy some history in our nation’s capital. Little did I know that this trip would open my horizons and help me become the person I am today.

Through the Youth Education Summit, I have become the civically active person I have always dreamed of being. The Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program was one of the many excellent programs I learned about while on the trip. I absolutely love this program and I have gained many opportunities to teach and hand it out as a volunteer of the program. Through outdoor and gun shows, along with scouting and church groups, I have had the opportunity to affect over 650 kids in my local area! It is so incredibly rewarding to have little kids run out of the classroom to tell their parents about what Eddie just taught them, knowing that it could save these little guys’ lives.

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Sanity has been sequestered in Washington - says NRA's LaPeirre

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at the 2013 CPAC Conference in Washington, DC

Washington, DC - On the morning of March 15, 2013, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPeirre spoke to thousands of students attending the 40th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The subject of his speech included Universal Background Checks, mental health records and school safety. The following is a transcript of those remarks.
It’s great to be here today, among so many friends, and I appreciate your warm welcome. As you might imagine, I don’t get invited to many parties in this town. That’s okay. I came to Washington when I was about your age, but I didn’t come here to be popular. I came here to stand for what I believe is true.

The political elites may not like it. The liberal media can keep hating on me. But I’m still standing, unapologetic and unflinching in defense of our individual freedom. They can call me crazy and whatever else they want, but NRA’s nearly 5 million members and America’s 100 million gun owners will not back down — not now, not ever.

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