AMES, Iowa – The Iowa 4-H Youth Development program will host an instructor’s training event on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Fayette County office in Fayette, Iowa.
Individuals interested in volunteering to work with young people to develop shooting and safety skills should contact their local ISU Extension and Outreach county office to begin the process of becoming a 4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports instructor.
“You do not need to be an expert marksman to become involved with the program,” said Jacki Luckstead, ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H youth field specialist and shooting sports coordinator. “Instructors should have a passion for shooting sports and a desire to mentor young people and assist them in developing their skills in shooting and safety.”
County offices may register new instructors who have completed the application and approval process for this event now. Training is being offered in archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, wildlife skills and program coordination. There is a minimum number of registrants required in each discipline for the training to be held.
4-H SESS instructors mentor 4-H youth in the safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment, including sound decision making, self-discipline and concentration. They promote the highest standards of safety and sportsmanship. 4-H members in the SESS program have many opportunities to participate in activities that test their shooting and wildlife skills in county, state and national competitions.
For more information on the 4-H Youth Development Safety and Education in Shooting Sports program or training event, please contact Jacki Luckstead at email@example.com, or contact an ISU Extension and Outreach county office.