By Kyle Jillson | October 23 2012 13:46

Learn all about the NRA's week-long educational experience for high school students in Washington D.C.

NRA's Youth Education Summit in Washington, D.C.

Fairfax, Virginia - The cover story for this month's NRA InSights is a great recap of the Youth Education Summit, NRA's week-long trip to Washington D.C. for high school sophomores and juniors.

At the summit, students find themselves traveling all over the Washington D.C. area with people who will eventually become good friends. Together they visit locations like The Capitol, Marine Corps Base Quantico, the National Archives and many memorials, monuments and other great places.

Of course, no week-long trip held by the National Rifle Association to learn about the significance of the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the importance of being an active citizen would be complete without a trip to NRA headquarters right here in Fairfax, Virginia. These lucky students get a thorough tour of the building, learning about everything going on inside, and wrap the day up with a little target practice.

Next year's summit doesn't take place until June 24 - 30, but applications need to be in by February 1. Getting into Y.E.S. isn't going to consume every weekend from now until February, but the application process does it involves some writing - not all on your part. An essay on the Second Amendment, a personal statement, high school transcript and three recommendations are all required to be considered for next year's class. It's not as hard as it may seem, and once you're here it'll all be worth it.

NRA's Youth Education Summit in Washington, D.C.

A lot of Y.E.S. applicants have prior experience with the shooting sports, but it isn't a requirement to be accepted. All you need is a general interest in the Second Amendment and the desire to learn about how our federal government works.

Read NRA InSights' amazing article on the Youth Education Summit on their website and see if it's something you'd like to do. Once you want to be a part of the action, you can learn more about the summit and how to apply right here on the Y.E.S. website -good luck.

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