Federal Ammunition has a long history of supporting efforts to connect young people with the shooting sports and great outdoors. Federal sponsors a variety of shooting and conservation-based organizations and programs including Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors. Launched in 1999, the organization works with a variety of state agencies and groups like Big Brothers Big Sisters to match kids with an interest in the outdoors—but no connection to it—with trained, dedicated mentors.
“Our whole focus is on recruiting mentors to match up with kids who have no one to take them fishing, hunting or shooting,” says Mike Christensen, Pass It On Director. Today, they provide youth activities in Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
He credits the support of sponsors like Federal, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for helping the organization expand, but says the program is still in dire need of more mentors.
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For more information on Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors and volunteer opportunities near you, visit outdoormentors.org.