NBEF Supports The National Archery In The Schools Program
June 10, 2024

National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) continues its steadfast support of the National Archery In The Schools Program (NASP®).

NBEF is a 2024 sponsor of the 1st Place High School Team Scholarship at the NASP® National Tournament in Louisville. NBEF contributed $12,000 total toward scholarships. and provided four Genesis bows featuring the NBEF logo to both the Eastern and Western winning school for use in archery instruction.

NBEF supports the NASP program as a way to introduce young archers to bowhunting. NBEF shares information about its safety and success-focused bowhunter ed classes and informational materials with the thousands of NASP® participants, their coaches and families with a booth during the NASP Eastern Nationals event.

“We enjoy meeting young archery enthusiasts and inviting them to learn about bowhunting,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “It’s a natural extension of their interest in archery and conservation. NBEF firmly supports the NASP® organization and will continue supporting its initiatives.”

NASP®’s mission is to promote instruction in international-style target archery as part of in-school curriculum, to improve educational performance and participation in the shooting sports among students in grades 4-12.

“We’re very grateful to have NBEF’s past and current support,” explained NASP® President Tommy Floyd. “Our organizations are working together and share a passion to get more young people into the shooting sports and into the outdoor lifestyle.”

Visit www.naspschools.org for event details.

NBEF helps bowhunters learn to be safe, successful and stewards of the sport. NBEF offers bowhunting instructional items, books, videos, 3-D models, apparel and more at nbef.org.

About NBEF

The National Bowhunter Education Foundation offers instructional content and tools for bowhunter education classes in the US. Helping bowhunters become safe and successful hunters and stewards of the sport are important NBEF missions. The NBEF provides bowhunter certification standards and class content that states and certain circumstances require in order to bowhunt. NBEF provides instructor training and certification.

NBEF oversees the International Bowhunter Education Program and works with the International Hunter Education Association and state agencies to coordinate a unified program. Europe and other countries accept the NBEF (IBEP) certification and conduct IBEP classes.

NBEF also oversees the International Crossbow Education Program and works with state agencies responsible for crossbow education to develop comprehensive online crossbow safety courses that teach students important laws and regulations, game identification, and safe, responsible handling of crossbow equipment.

NBEF is a 501(c)3 corporation that isn’t a membership-based organization. Tax-deductible donations to support this non-profit are welcome.

Learn more at nbef.org.


Kim Emery, Firefly Publicity, kim@fireflypublicity.com