Students for the NRA's 2012 Youth Education Summit sit in on briefings at NRA Headquarters
Fairfax, Virginia - There was a great deal of activity yesterday in the DC Metro area. Members of NRA's Field Operations staff were busy blazing trails from area airports to local hotels and back to NRA Headquarters. Their mission ... welcome a few van loads of students to the 2012 Youth Education Summit.
"It's one of the more challenging aspects of the conference," explained Senior Event Services Coordinator Nicole McMahon. "Planes from all over the United States arriving all during the day to two separate airports. We locate the students, collect their belongings and get them off to their hotels."
That was yesterday. Today it time for their introduction to the NRA. A morning filled with briefings from the different divisions such as the Institute for Legislative Action, Women's Programs and Media Relations (thank you very much) followed by an afternoon address by Wayne LaPierre and a visit to the headquarters range.
This is just the first step in a six day process where they will learn more about what it means to be an active, informed and involved American then at any other time in their life. Over the week, they'll visit the U.S. Capitol Building, stop by the Supreme Court and be put through their paces by a real life Drill Sergeant at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia.
"It's great just to be here at the NRA," said Dylan from Mississippi. "There's so much to do. We have a lot of things on the agenda ... I can't wait to see what happens next."
NRA-ILA representative explains the issues to the 2012 Youth Education Summit