By Kyle Jillson | April 18 2013 13:33

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.

For a few weeks now, NRA's Field Operations staff have been pouring through the applications to narrow down this year's class and finalize their choices. The announcement can not be made until after the Pennsylvania Y.E.S. however, since two students from the event are selected to attend the week-long summit in D.C.

In addition to the educational experience over the seven days, Y.E.S. features opportunities to aid with future educational experiences through scholarships.

For those who excel during the week's activities, there are $10,000 worth of scholarships to be had at its conclusion. Afterward, for those who share what they've learned with their communities, there's an additional $20,000 in scholarships up for grabs.

For more information about the NRA Youth Education Summit, send an email to YES@nrahq.org or call 1-800-672-3888 ext. 1342.

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