Several States host a Youth Education Summit every year before sending a select few to Washington
Fairfax, VA- The newest edition of the NRA Foundation’s Traditions magazine contains a special story about Pennsylvania’s successful Youth Education Summit program. Enjoy this sneak peak, and be sure to read the entire story when your copy of Traditions Magazine arrives:
Pennsylvania's Youth Education Summit
After arrival the eager students hit the ground running on a packed five-day itinerary easily mistakable for that of a month long event. They sat with mouths agape on Thursday evening while their dedicated chaperones provided an overview of activities to come.
Since its inception, Pennsylvania’s Friends of NRA has consistently generated impressive and successful programs. One of the most noteworthy is its Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.), a competitive program designed to mold high school youth into educated leaders of their generation. In late April, 19 students from across the Keystone State gathered for this year’s Y.E.S. program, and it proved to be an event they will not soon forget.
Following what was surely a night of restless sleep, the students woke to breakfast and a presentation from NRA staffers highlighting youth programs available for the participants and their peers. Then, to ensure that students could conduct themselves professionally, they went through a hands-on etiquette workshop. The skills learned there were quickly put to use when participants met with state representatives and other distinguished guests after the workshop and throughout the week.
The students’ first outing was an afternoon on the range at the Sportsmen’s Club. The enthusiastic group had the opportunity to shoot archery, air rifle, smallbore and shotgun. The skill levels varied greatly from first-time shooter to skilled marksman, but the event organizers were pleased to see the camaraderie and support shared within the group.
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