By Kyle Jillson | October 22 2013 13:50

Get a head start on the application process for one of the summer's greatest trips, courtesy of the NRA

Who will experience the 2014 NRA Youth Education Summit?

Fairfax, Virginia - Each year, NRAblog shows how much fun the lucky students at the Youth Education Summit have traveling through Washington, D.C. For all you high school Sophomores and Juniors out there, YOU could be a part of next year's once-in-a-lifetime trip.

The NRA is currently accepting applications for the 2014 National Youth Education Summit.

The summit doesn't take place until June 23 - 29 next summer, but applications need to be in by February 1, 2014, which will be here before you know it.

At Y.E.S., you'll have multiple scholarship opportunities, develop leadership, public speaking, and debating skills, increase your awareness and appreciation of American government, visit NRA headquarters, get introduced to the shooting sports and so much more - really!

There's never a dull moment during the week-long trip. Whether you're seeing one of the great sights in the Washington D.C. area or meeting people who make our nation great, there's always something happening.

Start your Y.E.S. application today right here. Print it out, fill it out, and mail it out to NRA headquarters:

    Event Services Coordinator
    11250 Waples Mill Rd
    Fairfax, VA 22030

The application process is highly competitive consisting of a Second Amendment essay, personal statement, high school transcript and three recommendations.

If you're from Alaska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, or Virginia, there's a state Y.E.S. program you need to go through first.Learn about them here.

Although a lot of Y.E.S. applicants have prior experience with the shooting sports, it's not required to be accepted. Your application is judged solely on GPA, well-roundedness of activities, your Second Amendment essay, Personal Statement and recommendations.


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