It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
Boy Scouts of America Council Challenge Grant Program
NSSF's Boy Scouts of America Council Challenge Grant Program encourages shooting sports programs at local BSA Councils. The challenge grants are available to qualifying BSA Councils that plan to strengthen and increase their activities in the shooting sports. Such programs teach Scouts marksmanship skills, firearm and range safety, teamwork and fundraising.
AIM (Academics, Integrity, Marksmanship) is the official youth program of the Amateur Trapshooting Association. The program allows elementary through college-age shooters the chance to compete in registered competition on a level playing field either as a team or as an individual.
NSSF's Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative provides both financial and non-financial support to assist in creating new college shooting teams and clubs and strengthening existing programs.
National 4-H Shooting Sports
The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youths as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The National 4-H Shooting Sports stands out as an example. Youths learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery and much more.
Scholastic Clay Target Program
The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) provides youths in grades 12 and under an opportunity to compete as a team for state and national championships in trap, skeet and sporting clays. The ultimate goal is to instill in young participants a commitment to safe firearm handling, teamwork and leadership. SCTP was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is managed nationally by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation.
Scholastic Steel Challenge
The Scholastic Steel Challenge (SSC) provides the opportunity for young adults aged 12 thru 20 to participate in the exciting and challenging family sport of "speed steel" in a supportive environment taught by trained and supportive adult coaches focusing on the safe handling and use of handguns.