NHRA YES Program Presented By The U.S. Army
The National Hot Rod Association's Youth & Education Services (Y.E.S.) program presented by the U.S. Army is motorsports' first and only full-time program devoted exclusively to educational programming. The Y.E.S. program was created in 1989 as a tool to connect education and drag racing. Since its inception, the Y.E.S. program has continued to expand and improve its programs, seminars, literature and educational material.
The NHRA YES (Youth & Education Services) program, presented by the U.S. Army, is a highly successful educational motorsports program. The YES program will be featured at 15 of the 24 races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit.
The program allows participants the opportunity to learn about and explore various career opportunities while gaining a new perspective on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by taking what they acquire in the classroom and applying it to real-world experiences. Students and educators will hear thought-provoking presentations from U.S. Army Soldiers, NHRA Top Fuel Drivers Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown, as well as business, racing and educational professionals. Attendees participate in mental, physical and emotional challenges with various vendors, complete with free admission to the race track for the day.
Educators interested in the program can visit www.nhra.net/yes to find more information; register your class today!
For additional details, please check the NHRA YES Facebook page—a one-stop shop for all information and updates on the program. Educators can find informative video presentations on NHRA championship drag racing, news links to the positivity of the program, program dates, contact information and much more. Visit www.facebook.com/NHRAyes for more information.
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Brett Lyons, NHRA Marketing & Education Manager