“The Connecting Link for Youth in the Outdoors”
Q- What is The National Youth Conservation Coalition?
A- The National Youth Conservation Coalition (NYCC) is a group made up of thousands of chapters and organizations that support and engage in youth hunting, shooting and conservation education and activities in the United States. The National Youth Conservation Coalition was created by the National Youth Hunting Association to serve the public as the connecting link between ALL of these groups. This program allows every chapter of every major conservation organization, state department of conservation, national youth hunting or shooting group to post their youth related events to the NYCC page of our website for anyone in the public to find. The public is able to view a map of the US, click on any state and see a list of every youth hunting, shooting or conservation event by every organization and group in that state who has posted events. This program and infrastructure effectively creates public visibility to THOUSANDS of youth events nationwide by every conservation organization and youth supportive group, all in one place! Combined with our National Youth Hunting, Shooting & Conservation mobile alert system, anyone in the public can sign up for alerts, find your events and get involved!
Q- What are the benefits of joining the National Youth Conservation Coalition?
A- The #1 benefit of joining the NYCC is to promote and grow the future participation, awareness and support of your organization through our youth. Simply put, our nation’s youth are in fact the future leaders and members of EVERY outdoor organization in the world. The major benefit of joining the NYCC and posting your organization’s youth hunting, shooting and conservation events provides exponentially increased exposure of your event to youth and the general public nationwide. It also promotes YOUR organization, YOUR Chapter, your organization’s mission/cause or focus. It effectively connects more youth and their parents or mentors with your organization, which promotes your organizations future, as well as the future of all hunting, shooting and conservation. It’s completely free and takes your group only 5 minutes to post an event to the NYCC event pages of our website.
Q- Who can join the National Youth Conservation Coalition?
A- The NYCC is reserved for nonprofit organizations or groups that support any type of hunting, shooting or conservation education and events for youth nationwide. Currently, there are more than Twenty THOUSAND Conservation Chapters, Troops, departments, hunting and shooting organizational groups in the US that hold supportive youth events. Every chapter or group in every state of the United States that holds youth supportive events may join the Coalition and post their youth event information for FREE. This is exceptionally important for smaller chapters, groups and organizations that do not have their own websites or public infrastructure to advertise their youth events to the public in their area. Examples of NYCC partners would be every chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, NRA’s YHEC, Whitetails Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, every State Department of Conservation, Wildlife and Parks, 4H, NASP, USA Youth Shooting teams, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of America, IHEA, etc. The public will see every youth event, from every chapter/group of NYCC partners, in every state in the US, all in one place.
Q- What is the Youth Hunting, Shooting and Conservation National Alert System?
A- One of the MAJOR challenges in today’s very busy world is…how do we get the word out about our chapter/organizations youth event so that youth and their parents or mentors can find the event and get involved? How will people find out about our event so they can attend? To answer the mail on these challenges, the NYHA has created the “first of its kind” Youth Hunting, Shooting and Conservation national alert system to enable ANYONE in the general public may sign up for email, mobile text message and Facebook alerts to be notified when any NYCC partner posts their youth event to the NYCC page of our website. Millions of parents and youth of today have email, mobile cell phones and Facebook accounts. Our alert system utilizes state-of-the-art technology to alert everyone via all three of these media channels when any event is posted for the state(s) they would like to receive alerts for. As soon as a NYCC partner posts their event, an alert message is sent out to anyone signed up for alerts for the state in which the event will be held.
Q- How many people can the NYCC National Alert System reach with my organizations event details?
A- Our national alert system uses state-of-the-art technology to send out alerts via numerous extremely popular media and social media channels with the ability to easily reach more than 1 Million people with your event details, depending on how many people are signed up for alerts.
Q- How much does it cost my nonprofit group, organization or chapter to join the National Youth Conservation Coalition ?
A- All qualified organizations can join the NYCC absolutely FREE! There is never a fee to join or use the NYCC. Approved Coalition partners can post their events for FREE 365 days a year, forever!!!
Q- Why do I have to request approval to join the NYCC?
A- To maintain the very high quality services to the public and the thousands of youth we serve nationwide, the National Youth Hunting Association requires a 1 time approval for each chapter or group that will post events to our NYCC page. Once approved, the NYHA relies on the high level of professional integrity our partners carry in posting events, thus you may manage your account, add, post, update or delete events as needed. .
Q- Does it cost anything for the youth, their parents, mentors or the general public to access the thousands of youth events on your website?
A- No! As a 501c3 Public Charity nonprofit youth organization, this is a public educational benefit that is absolutely free! Anyone from anywhere in the world can access all youth hunting, shooting and conservation event information and receive email, mobile text message or Facebook alerts for free. People can find your organization, get involved and preserve and promote the future through your events and organization.
Q- How long does it take to post a youth event that we are holding for my conservation organization?
A- It takes less than 5 minutes for a conservation organization or chapter representative to post your youth event for hundreds or even thousands of people to see. Anyone signed up for the national alert system will receive an urgent alert that your organization or group is holding an event that supports youth participation.
Q- How long does it take before my event is posted to the National Youth Conservation Coalition State Pages on your website?
A- Approved NYCC partners posting events will post immediately upon submission. However, you may have to close or refresh your web browser to see the event show up in the state in which it is being held on the NYCC US Map “Find Events” page.
Q- Who can join the National Youth Conservation Coalition?
A- The NYCC is reserved for nonprofit organizations that support any type of hunting, shooting or conservation education and events for youth nationwide. Currently, there are more than Twenty THOUSAND Conservation Chapters, Troops, departments, hunting and shooting organizational groups in the US that hold supportive youth events. Every chapter or group in every state of the United States that holds youth supportive events may join the Coalition and post their youth event information for FREE. This is exceptionally important for smaller chapters, groups and organizations that do not have their own websites or public infrastructure to advertise their youth events to the public in their area. Examples of NYCC partners would be every chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Duck’s Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, NRA’s YHEC, Whitetails Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, every State Department of Conservation, Wildlife and Parks, 4H, NASP, USA Youth Shooting teams, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of America, IHEA, etc. The public will see every youth event, from every chapter/group of NYCC partners, in every state in the US, all in one place.
Q- What type of events may be posted by an NYCC partner? Do they have to be “youth-only” events?
A- Events posted may be any event that encompasses education, hands-on training or field application of training that falls within hunting, shooting sports or wildlife/habitat conservation. While events are NOT required to be “youth only”, they MUST allow youth participation to qualify as a National Youth Conservation Coalition event. Many events support both youth and adults. Qualified examples of NYCC events may be:
a. NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge
b. National Wild Turkey Federation JAKES event
c. Pheasants Forever youth pheasant hunt
d. Hunter Education Class Announcements in all states– (IHEA)
e. State Department of Conservation Youth Deer Hunt
f. Safari Club International Chapter Youth Skeet Shoot
g. USA Shooting Youth competition events
h. RMEF Educational Seminar
i. Boy Scouts of America Troop #12345 Fun Shoot
j. Ducks Unlimited, NWTF, Whitetails Unlimited, etc Fundraising Banquet
k. Sport shows, Gun Shows, Deer Classic events
l. FFA National Convention
m. NASP Tournaments
n. 4-H Shooting Sports Events
Q- What kind of maintenance is required on my part? Do I need to log back in and delete my posted event after it’s expired?
A- No. You simply log on, post your event and we take care of the rest! You never have to log back on unless you wish to modify event details or cancel an event before the date arrives. All events that pass and expire based on event date are automatically cleaned and deleted from the system. Note: As many people often want to see events that have recently passed within their state or area, events will stay visible on the website for a time period after the event, however they will show that the event has ‘expired’. This also increases exposure to your organization and events.
Q- How can I help promote our organizations events and exposure, as well as promote the future of our hunting, shooting sports and conservation through our nation’s youth?
A- All local and national organizations that support youth hunting, shooting sports and conservation should notify every chapter, group and appropriate individuals about the NYCC and its benefits for your organization and the future of our sports. Encourage all chapters and groups to join the National Youth Conservation Coalition for FREE by going to our website and enrolling via the “Become a NYCC Partner” so they can begin posting their events and get more people involved! You can also encourage everyone you know to sign up for all media alerts with their email addresses, mobile phone numbers and Facebook email addresses. Email your friends, post information about the NYCC on your Facebook page. The NYCC is an educational benefit to the public, to promote every organization that joins and ultimately, the future of all hunting, shooting sports and conservation. Note: All email addresses, mobile phone numbers and Facebook information of anyone enrolling for alerts is kept extremely confidential and is never shared with any outside organization or third parties unless required by law.
Q- I am the administrator of a hunting, shooting sports or conservation Facebook site and I really believe that youth are the future of all our sports. I want to help promote the National Youth Hunting Association and help connect more youth nationwide. Can I get NYCC youth event alerts sent to my Facebook page so that all my fans can see the events and get involved?
A- Yes! Simply sign up for Facebook alerts using the email address for your Facebook site and select all states in which you want youth event alerts to post from. We will then send youth supportive event alerts to your Facebook page for your fans to see and help connect more kids with these events nationwide!