Glacier View School/MSBSD and the Community of Glacier View are excited to announce the Student Air Rifle Program (SAR) has expanded to Alaska.
With the help of a generous grant from the NRA Foundation and the local community, Glacier View School has purchased the equipment needed, and received the training from SAR to begin implementation.
On Saturday, October 8, 2022, teachers and volunteers from Glacier View School, Twindly Bridge Charter School, and Kenny Lake School, were trained and certified as SAR Basic Air Riflery Instructors (BARI) during the BARI Training Workshop held at Glacier View School.
“It has been a long road, but we are now building the foundation to train other instructors and spread this program across Alaska. We started teaching SAR by presenting a lesson on “Target Shooting Safety & Range Set-Up”. The safety aspect will be carried through each step of training. We will teach the basics of Olympic style 10-meter air riflery, by engaging the students with the equipment and the 11 Steps to Air Riflery Success”, noted Alaska SAR Coordinator and Glacier View Teacher, Johnny Kirby.
Kirby added, “Glacier View School has plans to implement SAR in the Physical Education class, growing to an “After School Club”, and from that build a competitive riflery team that will compete against other schools on a local, State and National level. SAR has a foundational network in place that allows our small rural school to do that quite easily. Again, we are grateful, and would like to thank the NRA Foundation, the Student Air Rifle Program, the school administration, and the supportive community members that made this opportunity possible.”
Alaska joins several other states where SAR is offered including Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. For more information on AK SAR or getting SAR started in a new area, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Student Air Rifle Program (SAR):
SAR, developed by the Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance (MYSSA™), is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. SAR uses school aligned units of study, teacher training, universal whistle commands, positive language, and standardized equipment to facilitate an introduction to the lifetime sport of target shooting to school-aged youth in grades 4 through 12. Follow SAR on Facebook and Instagram by searching “Student Air Rifle Program-SAR”.
For more information about the Student Air Rifle Program (SAR), visit www.studentairrifleprogram.org.