|Forty-five outstanding current high school sophomores and juniors from across the United States are chosen each year to travel to the nation’s capital, where they participate in the weeklong educational opportunity. The summit encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government, and the importance of being active in civic affairs. The 2013 summit will take place Monday, June 24 - Sunday, June 30. Click here to download the application to get started today!
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Activities on the schedule include:
-Guest speakers at NRA Headquarters and the National Firearms Museum
-Competitive debates with other high school students from across the nation
-Informative tours at historic sites and monuments in and around Washington, D.C.
-Meeting national leaders from Capitol Hill and around Washington, D.C.
In addition to the week in Washington D.C., Y.E.S. participants compete for $30,000 in college scholarships. The first round of awards totals $15,000 and is given at the conclusion of the Y.E.S. program. A second round of scholarships is comprised of $15,000 and involves a second application, available to the participants after they go through the Y.E.S. program.
Since the program’s inception in 1996, more than 675 students have graduated from Y.E.S. and over $385,000 in scholarships has been awarded. Entry into the program requires submission of a completed application form, high school transcript, three-page essay on the Second Amendment, one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.
For additional information on the NRA Youth Education Summit please call 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1996, over 675 students have graduated from Y.E.S. Every year, students travel from states as far as Alaska to as close as Virginia. Although students come from different backgrounds and cultures, everyone shares common interests in history, government, and the United States Constitution. Whether a student aspires to be a doctor, lawyer, politician or soldier, each student is encouraged to become an active and knowledgeable citizen.
Although Y.E.S. is an experience of a lifetime, the main mission of Y.E.S. is to support future leaders of our country in their endeavors to finance college. Over $385,000 has been awarded in scholarships since Y.E.S.’s inception in 1996. Approximately $15,000 is awarded after Y.E.S. week to those who excel during the week’s activities, and another $15,000 is awarded to those who complete the Grand Scholarship application.