Scheduled stops include the Capitol Building, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Marine Corps Base Quantico, the National Archives, the Newseum, a safe introduction to the shooting sports at NRA Headquarters, and more historic sites in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Any high school sophomore or junior with at least a 3.00 grade point average is eligible to attend Y.E.S. This year’s class was selected from hundreds of qualified applicants. Each prospective attendee completed an extensive application process comprised of essays about the Second Amendment, personal statements, transcripts and three personal recommendations.
The National Rifle Association launched the Youth Education Summit in 1996 to encourage America's youth to become active and knowledgeable citizens at both the national and local levels. Funding for Y.E.S. is provided through the NRA Foundation from monies raised by Friends of NRA, a grassroots fund-raising program in support of the shooting sports.
To learn more about the Youth Education Summit program, visit their website at www.friendsofnra.org/yes or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://nra.org.