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The NRA’s Youth Education Summit is a weeklong educational experience where high school sophomores and juniors can learn about the Second Amendment in Washington, D.C. During this all-expenses paid trip, teens are encouraged to become active citizens by learning about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, the role of the federal government and the importance of being active in politics.

Activities include:

  • Meeting with legislators
  • Hearing from guest speakers at NRA Headquarters
  • Participating in competitive debates
  • Touring historical sites and monuments in the nation’s capital

“I would recommend this program to anyone,” said former Y.E.S. participant Anna Sommers from Burlington, Wisconsin. “It’s an unforgettable experience that can’t fully be summed up in words. The friends made and the knowledge I gained on this trip can be found nowhere else. This trip made me incredibly proud to be an American.”

In order to qualify, participants need to submit the following:

  • Completed application form
  • High School transcript
  • Three-page essay on the Second Amendment
  • One-page personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Teens who are interested in attending the program are encouraged to submit their application by January 13th here.

Participants who attend the summit are eligible for $40,000 in scholarships after the summit. Since 1996, more than $500,000 in scholarships have been awarded through the Youth Education Summit.