It’s an exciting week here at Headquarters! The NRA Youth Education Submit (Y.E.S.) has begun and 46 of the best and brightest high school sophomores and juniors are arriving today to spend a week with us in our Nation’s Capital.
Y.E.S is a program provided by Friends of NRA to encourage young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government, and the importance of being active in civic affairs. Throughout the week, students will engage in competitive debates, meet with national leaders at Capitol Hill, visit historic sites and monuments, and attend seminars and hear from NRA executives.
Students will also compete for $30,000 in college scholarships which will be awarded at the conclusion of the week. Since the program’s inception, more than 700 students have graduated from Y.E.S. and over $400,000 in scholarships have been awarded!
It’s going to be a fun and busy week for our Y.E.S. participants. See what they’re learning throughout the week and get real time updates by searching #NRAYES2015 on Twitter! Also, be sure to check the NRA Blog later in the week for an exclusive look at some of our future leaders.
Want to learn more about Y.E.S.? Check out this clip from NRA All Access!