Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Taking Aim: Connecting Communities through Youth Archery Programs

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Taking Aim: Connecting Communities through Youth Archery Programs

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OUR NATION'S YOUTH are at the center of a national initiative to engage in outdoor activities which seeks to increase opportunities for play, create a positive through chronic disease preventing and a greater appreciation for the environment. Together, NRPA and the National Alliance for the Development of Archery are sharing knowledge, resources, education and funding, all of which provides direct support to park and recreation agencies. Through the After School Archery Program (ASAP), over 300 park and recreation agencies have engaged hundreds of youth in field archery programs, which seeks to ensure all youth, regardless of opportunity, receive the introductory skills needed to incorporate archery as a life-long skill.

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The National Alliance for the Development of Archery, supported by the Easton Foundation, recently announced the award of 100 After School Archery Program grants to park and recreation agencies. Through this generous support, park and recreation leaders will have the unique opportunity to interact with certified coaches, instructors, gain access to programmatic resources and implement an establish youth archery program. …

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