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We were pleased to host eleven students from across the Commonwealth of Virginia in Richmond during Virginia State Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) program July 12-14, 2013.  During their visit Colonial Shooting Academy on July 14th, the students learned about gun safety, marksmanship and practiced shooting rifles.

The Y.E.S. program, funded by grants through Friends of NRA, covers students’ expenses to attend as an investment in America’s future leaders. Each participant was selected from a multi-faceted application including an essay on the Second Amendment, a personal statement, a resume of extracurricular activities, and academic performance. Only applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale are eligible for admission.

Read about the First Virginia State Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.)