Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Kari Kanne
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We have fallen into a "New element" of archery called NASP.  This would be National Archery School Program. This is a great way to improve student motivation, attention, behavior, attendance and focus in school.  Wildlife Conservation agencies are concerned too many young people are forgoing learning outdoor skills that will inspire them to spend more time with wilderness. Natural resource p professionals are convinced learning target shooting skills will result in character and self-reliance development that will serve the future of wildlife conservation as well.  The NASP was developed to serve these specific educational and conservation purposes.  NASP was co-created by the Kentucky Departments of Fish & Wildlife Resources and Department of Education and Mathews Archery in the late summer and Fall of 2001.  It then expanded to other States and the grades allowed to participate expanded all the way to 12th grade.  A 501 c(3) non-profit educational foundation status was then granted.  NASP is overseen by an all-volunteer board of directors.  Every State, province and county enrolled in NASP has a "coordinator" in charge of leading the program in their jurisdiction. 

  We are proud to announce that we have started a team for the children in School District #728.  Our first year we have 41 active shooters and we are learning right along with them!  We feel blessed to be a great part of this and hope to help grow this awesome sport for many years to come!