The crew from the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program
heard about a Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.)
Ambassador from 2010 working with the Eddie Eagle Program.
Breanna Lincoski, a junior at California Area High School and a 2010 National Y.E.S. Ambassador, has been traveling to area schools to encourage kids from pre-K through the third grade on the the four important steps they should take if they find a gun.
“I believe if we teach these children at such a young age four simple lines, STOP! Don’t Touch, Leave the Area, Tell and Adult ... it will save lives," said Lincoski. "This is the first time that I worked with this program and the West Pike Run 4-H Clover Buds and I got as much out of it as the kids did.”
After arriving in the classroom, Breanna was instantly charmed by the students' enthusiasm. The loved the coloring books, the videos, and jumped right in to live demonstration. It was so much fun that Breanna decided to schedule an even bigger Eddie Eagle program later this year.
“The kids learn because it is interesting and it is fun. I will be holding a larger Eddie Eagle Class on June 11, 2011 at the Roscoe Sportsmen’s Association. I am hoping to have 50 in attendance. I believe that today’s youth is our tomorrow and that volunteering with the NRA and the Eddie Eagle Program is a great way of giving back and possible saving the life of a child.”
Eddie Eagle volunteers like Breanna play an important role in teaching, promoting, and spreading the safety message of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe program. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program please contact them at (800) 231-0752. Opportunities are available in every state.