The State Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) program was started in 2002, in conjunction with National Y.E.S.. Its purpose is to introduce high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to their state government and the roles that future generations of voters will play. The two grade-levels eligible for each state summit will differ program to program, please read your state's application! A special emphasis is also placed on the benefits of firearms ownership.
States that currently host their own state Y.E.S. programs are North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, West Virginia and Virginia. Students from these states must attend his or her state Y.E.S. before attending National Y.E.S.
Alaska has recently brought back this great program! Contact Alaska YES coordinator Joey Jigliotti at email@example.com
or Field Representative Greg Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. The summit typically takes place in March or April.
The 2016 North Carolina summit will be held September 9-11. Application are due by August 12, 2016. Click HERE
for a 2016 application. Contact Doug Merrill at (828) 628-0410 or email@example.com
for more information. One winner will be chosen to attend the National Summit in the summer of 2017. Read about the 2012 North Carolina Y.E.S. program: http://www.friendsofnra.org/State.aspx?sid=34&cid=876
Applications for the 2017 Oregon Youth Education Summit must be post marked by Monday, January 16, 2017 . Click HERE for the application
. OR Y.E.S. is currently being planed for April 2017, more information will be released as soon as possible. Contact OR Y.E.S. coordinator Katie Jones at (541) 672-0788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information about the summit.
The 2017 State Youth Education Summit will be held March 2 - 5, 2017. Applications are due January 10, 2016. Click HERE for the 2017 application.
Applicants must be current high school sophomores or juniors. Please contact Y.E.S. Coordinator Derrick Ard at Texas.YES.NRA@gmail.com
for more information about the next Texas Youth Education Summit. The 2016 summit took place in March 2016, in Austin. Amelia Brown, Emily Saltarelli, and Neil Payne were selected to represent Texas at the National Youth Education Summit in July. Read about the 2013 Texas State Y.E.S. program: http://www.friendsofnra.org/State.aspx?sid=45&cid=872
The application deadline for 2017 is May 1st! One student will be selected to represent the state at the national Y.E.S. program the following summer. Scholarships will also be awarded to three students, based on participation and evaluation. Click HERE
to download the 2017 application. Contact Virginia State YES coordinator Jaye Pearce at (434) 248-6151 or email@example.com
for more information. Read about the 2015 Virginia State Y.E.S. program: HereWest Virginia:
The Mountain State will be holding this years Youth Education Summit in the Charleston area, February 16-19, 2017. First place winner will receive a trip to the national Y.E.S. program. Click HERE to download an application
Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2017! Contact Event Chair Rodney Black at (304)942-6225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.