We are looking for the brightest student leaders from across the nation to come to Washington D.C. and represent their state at the 2019 NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.).
Y.E.S. is open to high school sophomores and juniors who want to experience an unforgettable week in Washington D.C. developing as leaders, learning about U.S. history and politics, and creating friendships that will last a lifetime. Students are given the opportunity to explore their passion for the American government and the U.S. Constitution, encouraging them to become active citizens and empowering them to be proactive voices for the Second Amendment in their communities.
“No matter how I try to explain the best week of my life, I am certain that the experience in itself is completely indescribable,” 2017 Y.E.S. participant Caitlyn Calloway of Texas remarked. “What I can say is that the Youth Education Summit has changed me. I have deeper pride in my roots as an American, I have a better appreciation of the differences and similarities between people in this country, and I now have a family with members from across this blessed nation. I will forever remember the lessons, experiences and memories that I made at the 2017 NRA Youth Education Summit.”
Session one of the 2019 program will be held July 8-14, 2019, and session two will be held July 22-28, 2019. Attendees compete for up to $50,000 in college scholarships awarded at the end of each session. Students are judged on speeches and debates held during the summit, as well as their overall participation throughout the week.
“The Y.E.S. program is a week-long marathon of life-changing experiences,” said 2016 Y.E.S. alumna Aiden Thomason of Tennessee. “You see the most important relics of America’s history and its most iconic government buildings, and you make a lot of friends along the way. You meet like-minded people from all over the country, and you also learn that there are a million different viewpoints on every issue. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance that you need to take if you love American history, culture and people.”
We want you to Lead the Legacy with us. Be a part of the Youth Education Summit to Lead Today, Transform Tomorrow, and Inspire Change.
Entry into the program requires submission of a completed application form, a high school transcript, a three-page essay on the Second Amendment, a personal statement and three letters of recommendation. Applications for the 2019 session must be postmarked no later than January 25, 2019.
For additional information on the 2019 Youth Education Summit and how to apply, please visit yes.nra.org, email [email protected] or call 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1351.