The opportunities to do youth outreach and introduce kids to the outdoors is virtually unlimited. If you want to step out and do something great for a kid, or possibly dozens of kids at a time, then there is a local children’s home just waiting for you. There are currently over 400,000 kids in foster care across the U.S. and a large number of them are residing in children’s homes. These kids usually spend their entire young years in these homes with a house parent until they graduate from high school.
What we have with this situation are thousands of young boys and girls just waiting for someone to come along and introduce them to the outdoors. Most if not all of the children’s home directors will welcome you with open arms. Now, although many state and federal laws will prohibit you from bringing firearms onto the home’s property, there are still an endless amount of opportunities waiting for you.
The easiest and longest lasting thing you can do for these kids, is to offer them a hunter education class. This will affect them for the rest of their lives and give them a foundation for hunting, firearm safety and conservation.
In staying with the education theme, another easy way to reach the younger kids at the home is to utilize our children’s book program and make a book donation. The books are designed to ignite kid’s imaginations and educate them on our hunting heritage and conservation.
The bottom line, is that if you really want to make a difference in kids lives and pass along an amazing heritage to them, there are many avenues established and opportunities for you capitalize on.