The National Rifle Association is seeking passionate and dynamic teenagers to serve as our 2020 National Shooting Sports Ambassadors.
Every year since 2008 the National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassador Program has selected an exception group of candidates who exemplify the qualities of sportsmanship, dedication, and youth advocacy. Each goes on to serve as NRA Ambassadors for the shooting sports, become supporters of the Second Amendment, and represents the NRA’s commitment to building the next generation of America’s shooting athletes.
Qualified applicants are 15 to 19 year olds active in the shooting sports. They are public speakers, enjoy writing articles, and are comfortable making public appearances at industry and shooting sports events.
Ambassadors receive an official Ambassador Appointment letter for their resume, an NRA Life Membership, NRA Ambassador Apparel, and a $1000 cash award. Duties include traveling to new locations, meeting with industry leaders and celebrities, and serving as advisers on youth shooting sports topics.
From left to right Roberto Galaz, Natalie Perrin, Isabella “Bella” Farias, Carolyn Meadows (NRA President), Marion Hammer (NRA Board Member) Sarah Street, Hunter Seymore and Emma DeRee
Applicants are required to attend several events including the Great American Outdoor Show in February, NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in April, and possibly other NRA events. Ambassadors are required to volunteer at a Friends of NRA event, provide updates on their promotional and volunteer work, complete NRA training courses held in conjunction with one of their event trips, and organize NRA Youth Day events at local NRA Clubs and State Associations.
The application process opens on July 31, 2019 with the deadline of September 13. NRA Youth Programs staff will pick 20 applicants to submit a two to five minute video that showcases what their shooting sports accomplishments and their involvement with, if any, volunteer work in the sport or the Second Amendment.
NYSSA Bella Farias sign the Youth Day scavenger hunt card and personalizes an autograph sheet for Youth Day participants.
Past ambassadors have gone on to find jobs in the shooting industry, earn scholarships to schools with shooting programs, become resident athletes at the Olympic Training Center, and win a Bronze in the Rio Para Olympic games.
Join an elite group of America’s youth for what promised to be an exciting, fun-filled year. For more information, and apply online, visit: https://youthambassadors.nra.org/