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Meeting the Challenge of Retaining New Shooters

Introducing young people to the pleasures and responsibilities of shooting is our most important task in ensuring that our shooting and hunting traditions remain intact. The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) was organized to address two important challenges regarding the recruitment and retention of new shooters:
Identify and support the needs of successful and safe youth programs
Provide leadership in the development and promotion of family-friendly shooting range facilities to encourage continued participation in the shooting sports
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) received a certificate of incorporation from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s State Corporation Commission effective July 25, 2007. Upon relocation to North Carolina, Articles of Incorporation of the YSSA were filed with the North Carolina Department of The Secretary of State. Certification was received with an effective date of April 4, 2008.
The Internal Revenue Service informed the YSSA on May 12, 2008 that the organization had been determined to be exempt from Federal income tax effective July 25, 2007 under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that the YSSA was classified as a private foundation.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a Certificate of Registration (Reg. No. 3,620,067) for the service mark “Youth Shooting Sports Alliance” on May 12, 2009.



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