TNUSA-MI Warriors work to introduce National Archery in the Schools Program
By Steve Charles
in the Great white north, TNUSA of Michigan is presently involved in
promoting the National Archery in the Schools Program and have assisted
various public schools in implementing that program. We help out with
the financial aspect of the program by holding various events and
securing sponsors. We then donate any proceeds to the various schools
so that they may be spent on the archery program.
program itself is priced at $2,600.00, which is a big burden for
Michigan's already cash strapped school system. The cost of the program
includes all the equipment needed to start an archery program within a
given school district. This includes bows, targets, arrows and training
The Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources offers a grant
to cover half the cost of the program, as well as free training to
teachers and physical education staff.
This leaves the school
district with $1300.00 that must be raised by the schools, students or
outside organizations like TNUSA of Michigan.
In the Upper
Peninsula, we are looking forward to helping schools that have shown an
interest in the program and have applied for the Archery in the Schools
Craig Frank, TNUSAMI State Director said, "We are
spearheading a U.P. wide effort to raise monies to sponsor all the
schools currently needing match funding, and are in the infant stages
of planning, but are moving quickly at organizing forces to achieve
this large goal."
The following U.P. Schools actively trying to get the Archery in the Schools Program.
L'anse Area Schools
Rudyard High School
Forest Park School
Les Chenaux (Cedarville) Public Schools
North Central Area High School
But the TNUSAMI commitment to total upgrade doesn't stop there! Our presence is being felt in the Lower Peninsula as well.
O'Reilly, Area F director had this to say, "First focus will be getting
Hartford Schools Funding while the matching DNR grants are available.
Then on to Kalamazoo County's Schools. I would like to have at least
one school in each Area F's Counties participating in the program by
Plans are also underway to implement this great program in various other schools across the state.
Currently in Michigan, there are no Basic Archery Instructor Classes scheduled for
the spring. The DNR is waiting for a shipment of new training manuals.
As soon as they arrive they will post the available trainings on the
DNR / NASP website under "Get Trained".
DNR Contact info is:
Mary Emmons, Archery Coordinator
Law Enforcement Division
Department of Natural Resources
TNUSAMI contact Info is:
Craig Frank, TNUSAMI State Director
906-524-4470 - firstname.lastname@example.org
want to point out that NASP is not just a Michigan Program. TNUSA
Bloodbrother Warriors can help implement program anywhere in the
nation. See the NASP website at:
Be a warrior and help upgrade the youth of America!