(Brooksville, FL) -- The NRA Foundation has awarded UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County 4-H a grant totaling just under $4800 to expand their award winning shooting sports program. "We are very excited about attracting more youth by adding an Air Rifle discipline to what we offer, "said 4-H Youth Development Agent Nancy A. Moores, "and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community."
Hernando County 4-H is home to the Hernando Sportsman’s 4-H Club which has been offering hands on educational and safety programs in both rifle and shotgun. Air rifle will allow the program to not only expand in numbers served but offer a discipline more suited for youth ages 8-10. The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The National 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth, and conservation ethics.
“Our shooting sports program is very family oriented and has been sponsored in part by the Hernando Sportsman’s Club, LLC for many years. Together, youth and adults work to learn respect and control of the firearm, marksmanship and sportsmanship, as well as self-discipline, responsibility, and teamwork,” said Agent Moores. “I’ve been serving UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County for almost 20 years and we have always had a thriving shooting sports program. We are committed to teaching young people how to safely handle a firearm and to removing the curiosity that often leads to tragedies.”
The 4-H Youth Development program in Hernando County offers a variety of community clubs, day camps, residential camps, short term programs, and specialty events. Youth ages 8-18 as of September 1st and not yet graduated from high school are eligible. Some restrictions apply. For information on joining, contact Nancy A. Moores, 4-H Agent III, via email at [email protected]
UF/IFAS Extension is an equal opportunity institution.
About the National Rifle Association
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About The NRA
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About Friends of NRA
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Article submitted by UF/IFAS Extension Service, Hernando County