-Explore NASP® through the eyes of student archers-
For the first time, students, families, coaches, coordinators and friends of NASP®️ can see our program through the eyes of student archers. We are excited to announce our new Student Contributor program, articles written by student archers for student archers.
The National Archery in the Schools Program promotes international-style target archery as part of in-school curriculum, to improve educational performance and participation in the shooting sports among students in grades 4-12.
NASP® has long listened to our students, but now we have a platform that allows us to hear directly from them about their experiences and to share it with our NASP® family and friends on a larger scale.
Archery is a different kind of sport, shot individually or as teams, that is open to any student. NASP® is an activity that doesn’t discriminate based on popularity, athletic skill, gender, size or academic ability.
“Ever since starting archery, I have noticed that my grades have improved, I am not scared to get out of my comfort zone, and I am ready to tackle any situation thrown at me” said contributor Nadine Davis – Indiana.
Any archer from an active NASP® school was invited to apply to be a contributor. 11 NASP® archers were selected by application criteria submitted to NASP®. Contributors in this group are dispersed across the United States from Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, New York, and Oregon. Our team of students contributors range from 5th – 12th grade and include both public and homeschool students.
Anna Rawe of Missouri said, “I am friends with kids that I probably would have never known were even at my school if it wasn’t for archery. This sport is something that I deeply enjoy and I strive to be better at with every practice”.
These student archers have committed to share their experiences and passion for archery. Student contributors will submit one article per month on topics related to their experience with: archery in the classroom, archery in everyday life, The 11 Steps to Archery Success, and NASP®️ competitions
During their months volunteering as student contributors, students will work with NASP® staff and program partners to gain experience in online marketing and positions in the outdoor industry. Students will be able to grow their resumes as they share their passion and experiences for archery.
In the words of our youngest contributor, Bryleigh McKeithan – Louisiana, “always remember to have fun and be confident”.
Student articles will be featured on the Success & Tips section of the NASP®️ website as well as shared on social media. These students are excited to share their experiences and we at NASP® are thrilled to share them with you!
Applications will open for our next round of student contributors in August. For more information about the NASP® student contributor program, please reach out to Stephanie Rustad, Western Regional Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.