By Kyle Jillson | January 28 2014 16:10

Get your application in for an expenses-paid weeklong trip to our nation's capital as a part of the NRA Youth Education Summit

Who will experience the 2014 NRA Youth Education Summit?

Fairfax, Virginia - Only four days remain to get applications postmarked for this year's NRA Youth Education Summit. If you're a sophomore or junior in high school, YOU could be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime weeklong trip to Washington, D.C.

Find the application for this once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Youth Education Summit website right here. The summit, taking place June 23 - 29, is an expenses-paid trip to our nation's capital for students interested in learning more about our federal government!

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 weeklong 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.

Don't believe us? Take it from some Y.E.S. alumni:

“Since attending Y.E.S., I am thoroughly convinced that the NRA is the best hope for upholding our Second Amendment rights. Its two pronged approach of defending our rights on the political front as well as providing the resources to exercise those rights is something that no other organization does better than the NRA.”

– Alex Kaper, Mahomet, IL

“Before participating in the Y.E.S. program, I did not completely know what I wanted to do after high school...where do I want to go to college? What do I want to be when I "grow up?" The NRA Youth Education Summit opened my eyes to the real world of politics and government, and showed me that I CAN make a difference. Also, the people that I was at the summit with will be making a difference WITH me. I would recommend this program in a heartbeat to those who want to do something major with their lives, because this is the program that can kick it all off and get the ball rolling.”

– Kaytlyn Leonard, Liberty, NC

Once you've printed out and completed the application, mail it out to NRA headquarters:

    Event Support Coordinator
    11250 Waples Mill Rd
    Fairfax, VA 22030

You may also fax your application to (703) 267-3743.

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, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Texas, or Virginia, there's a State Y.E.S. program you need to go through before you can apply to the National Y.E.S. 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.

If you're sitting on the fence, go ahead and apply. You won't regret it.

Good luck.

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