College students still spends time practicing and promoting lessons she learned at the NRA
Fairfax, Virginia - There’s something special about the students who attend NRA’s Youth Education Summit. Those who travel across the country, some for the first time, for a week long sojourn into the heart of democracy and the 2nd Amendment. But what happens after they return home? After touring the nation’s capital, meeting with congressional leaders, hearing from NRA experts and trip to the range … what becomes of them?
Some become NRA employees (second paragraph), some become Rhodes Scholars, and some just keep spreading the word.
Enter Amanda Krpan.
2011 YES alumna and junior at the University of Florida, Krpan returns to the NRA to serve as a chaperon for this year’s stable of YESers. While walking her group through the National Firearms Museum, we stopped her for a scoop on her post-YES activities.
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Reflections from one of two students chosen to represent Pennsylvania at NRA's Y.E.S. conference this summer
Victoria Lee Hrach, a orthopedic surgeon hopeful on her way to St. Vincent College, shares her experience at the Pennsylvania Y.E.S. conference, a precursor to NRA's National Youth Education Summit in Washington, DC.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -
This April, I had the chance to participate in the NRA’s 2014 Pennsylvania Youth Education Summit. It was truly an amazing experience for me, and opened up so many new opportunities that I would not have otherwise had.
First of all, much of the weekend’s focus was placed on public speaking and debating, skills that we all learned would prove vital as we continue to grow in our roles as responsible citizens and members of our communities... Read the rest of Victoria Hrach's take on the Pennsylvania Youth Education Summit ...
NRA selects top projects from 2013 Youth Education Summit attendees
Fairfax, Virginia - After each year's NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.), the seven day educational experience in Washington, D.C. for high schoolers, students have an amazing opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in financial aid through the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship. This year's competition featured $15,000 up for grabs in college scholarships.
Over the next nine months, participants create a portfolio detailing their efforts to introduce NRA's great programs like Eddie Eagle GunSafe®, Women On Target®, and Refuse To Be A Victim® into their communities and the positive effects that resulted.
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Forty-five high school students selected for once-in-a-lifetime trip to nation's capital
Fairfax, Virginia - The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the students selected to attend its 2014 Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.), a seven-day, expense-paid educational experience in Washington, DC, held June 23-29.
Y.E.S. takes students to 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. Scheduled stops include the Capitol Building, Manassas National Battlefield Park, the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, the National Archives, the Newseum, and a safe introduction to the shooting sports at NRA Headquarters.
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Get your application in for an expenses-paid weeklong trip to our nation's capital as a part of the NRA Youth Education Summit
Fairfax, Virginia - Only four days remain to get applications postmarked for this year's NRA Youth Education Summit. If you're a sophomore or junior in high school, YOU could be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime weeklong trip to Washington, D.C.
Find the application for this once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Youth Education Summit website right here. The summit, taking place June 23 - 29, is an expenses-paid trip to our nation's capital for students interested in learning more about our federal government!
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Weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., influences Y.E.S. attendee's future education
Event Marketing and Communications Manager Nicole McMahon recently caught up with 2010 Youth Education Summit alumnus Joe Bliss, who is now interning with the NRA Institute for Legislative Action:
Since attending the NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) in 2010 Joe Bliss has had one thing on his mind: politics. Now a junior at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D., Joe is double majoring in political science and criminal justice. After he obtains his degrees he plans to go to graduate school and break into state politics.
However, Joe isn't waiting until grad school to take action, he is setting the stage now to be a successful lawmaker as an intern with the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). Why did Joe come to Washington, DC to work for the NRA if he wants to be a South Dakotan politician?
"I am the state director for South Dakota's Students for Concealed Carry," said Joe. "I am advocating for a campus concealed carry bill and want to have our district representative sponsor the bill in 2015."
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Apply for the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C., courtesy of the NRA
Fairfax, Virginia - The February 1, 2014, deadline to apply for this year's National Youth Education Summit is almost here. If you're a junior or sophomore in high school, this is your chance to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C.
The all expenses paid trip takes place June 23 - 29 and offers multiple scholarship opportunities. Throughout the week, students will learn about the American government through visits to NRA headquarters and a dozen other sights around our nation's capital. Students will also have the chance to develop their leadership skills, public speaking, and debating skills through fun activities. Most importantly, they'll get a safe introduction to the shooting sports at the NRA Headquarters Range! There's never a dull moment during the week-long trip.
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Get a head start on the application process for one of the summer's greatest trips, courtesy of the NRA
Fairfax, Virginia - Each year, NRAblog shows how much fun the lucky students at the Youth Education Summit have traveling through Washington, D.C. For all you high school Sophomores and Juniors out there, YOU could be a part of next year's once-in-a-lifetime trip.
The NRA is currently accepting applications for the 2014 National Youth Education Summit.
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Virginia State NRA Youth Education Summit begins season for 2014 National Y.E.S. in Washington D.C.
Fairfax, Virginia - Earlier this month, Virginia joined the list of states conducting state-level NRA Youth Education Summits in the lead-up to the annual National Y.E.S. program in Washington D.C. Like National Y.E.S., the Virginia State Y.E.S. is an expenses-paid educational experience on leadership skills and community involvement for high school students. The Y.E.S. website has a great write-up of the experience that you can read below.
Eleven students from across the Commonwealth of Virginia traveled to Richmond from July 12-14 to attend the Virginia State Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) program. There, the students met with state legislators, toured the Capitol building, and visited other sites around Richmond to learn more about Virginia government and history while competing for $1,750 in scholarships. At the closing awards luncheon on Sunday, Clayton Noble of Fairfax was selected to represent Virginia at National Y.E.S. in the Washington, DC, area next June.
The Y.E.S. program, funded by grants through Friends of NRA, covers students’ expenses to attend as an investment in America’s future leaders. Each participant was selected from a multi-faceted application including an essay on the Second Amendment, a personal statement, a resume of extracurricular activities, and academic performance. Only applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale are eligible for admission.
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