by NRA Blog Staff - Friday, September 15, 2017
Lone Star State high school students can apply now for the 2018 Texas Youth Education Summit, a four-day, expenses-paid educational experience in Austin that focuses on state government, the Second Amendment, and their role in the future of their home state.
This upcoming Texas Y.E.S., scheduled for March 1-4, 2018, will teach high school sophomores and juniors about how their state governments work and what impact the next generation of voters will play, along with special emphasis on firearms ownership. Students will visit the Texas State Capitol, the Game Warden Academy, the Bullock Texas State History Museum, and several other educational sites.
Additionally, summiteers will learn about gun safety and responsible firearm use during a shooting lesson at the range, then work on developing their public speaking skills by participating in group debates and individual speeches. The four students who demonstrate the best leadership skills at the Texas Y.E.S. will be selected to represent the Lone Star State at the National NRA Y.E.S., scheduled for July 18 in Washington, D.C.
To apply for the 2018 Texas Y.E.S., students must complete and submit the application form, available here, along with a high school transcript, a three-page essay about the Second Amendment, a resume of their activities, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must be postmarked no later than Jan. 8, 2018, to be considered.
Ready to learn more about your government and how you can make a difference in the future? Click here to begin your application to the 2018 Texas Y.E.S., or call (325) 215-9425 for more information! Texas isn’t the only state with a state-level Y.E.S. program – click here to visit the state summit website to discover other state-level Y.E.S. opportunities, or learn how to bring Y.E.S. to your state!