The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Pass it On – Outdoor Mentors to support the new Shooting Sports Outreach Program to engage participants in high school shooting sports in hunting activities.
“Mentoring new hunters is one of RMEF’s highest priorities today so we are very pleased to continue our support for the Outdoor Mentors program and their outstanding work,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer.
“Making a difference in the recruitment, retention and reactivation of hunters requires partnership among all of the stakeholders if we’re going to move the needle,” said Max Christensen, Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors president. “We’re proud to have the support of RMEF as we build this effort on a bigger scale.”
Based in Wichita, Kansas and founded in 2002, Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors seeks to recruit mentors for at-risk youth. RMEF was one of the first organizations to step up and help launch the outdoor mentoring efforts of Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors that same year.
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(Photo source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)