Wichita, KS - Federal Premium® Ammunition has renewed their sponsorship commitment to help expand and grow the Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors program that gives children the opportunity to experience the great outdoors.
“If we are to reverse the trend of declining numbers in the hunting community, we have to get more folks stepping up to mentor today’s youth. Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors is currently working in several states to implement Outdoor Mentoring Partnerships that provide more opportunities for kids to learn to hunt, shoot and fish,” said Mike Christensen, Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors President. “With our emphasis on reaching children with no connection to the outdoors, it is critical to our efforts that we get support from everyone in the outdoors to help make this happen. Having Federal Ammunition on our team greatly enhances our ability to get kids outdoors!”
Federal Premium Ammunition’s Director of Conservation Ryan Bronson said that research by a number of organizations confirms that new hunters and shooters are recruited by a mentor.
“Sustained support by a committed mentor is pivotal in teaching young people the skills, values, and ethics that are part of becoming a new sportsperson,” Bronson said. “Pass it On is one of the organizations that can serve as a model for pairing interested young people with a committed adult that will lead to a lifetime enjoyment of wildlife and the outdoors.”
Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors partners with state fish and wildlife agencies, conservation organizations and youth organizations to give at-risk children outdoor opportunities they would not have had otherwise. “Too many children today never get the chance to experience the great outdoors we all know and love. When you hear a youngster say they’ve never seen a cow or been on a dirt road, you know we have to step up our efforts to get these children outdoors,” stated Christensen.
About Federal Ammunition
Since 1922, Federal Premium® Ammunition has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality shotshell, centerfire and rimfire ammunition. To learn more about Federal Premium’s products and programs, go to www.federalpremium.com.
About Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors
Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc. is a Wichita, Kansas-based national organization dedicated to providing children with mentors who will share with them the experiences of traditional outdoor activities. The heart of the group's mission is to give children opportunities to connect with nature that they more than likely won't have without a mentor showing them the way. Partnering with organizations with like-minded conservation and youth participation efforts like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pheasants Forever, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Delta Waterfowl, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the National Wild Turkey Federation, among others, volunteers with a passion for the outdoors can give a child the chance to go fish, hunt, or simply spend time in the fields with a caring adult. For more information about Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, please visit http://www.outdoormentors.org.