Eight Reasons to Attend the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar

Find out why you should join AQHYA in College Station, Texas, this year at the annual Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar.

YES is a great opportunity to meet people and make lifelong friendships. Journal photo

Looking for a way to get more involved with the American Quarter Horse Youth Association? Take your first step toward being a leader or making a difference in AQHYA by attending the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar June 28-30 in College Station, Texas. This year’s YES will be in conjunction with the bi-annual American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup!

Not sure YES is for you? Here are a few reasons you should attend:

  1. It’s open to all youth! Anyone can attend the seminar, both AQHYA members and nonmembers. So, if you have a friend who loves horses, invite them to join the fun.

  2. Create life-long friendships. Meet fellow youth from not only across the country, but also from around the world. The best part is you already have something in common, the love of horses.

  3. See some of the best youth from across the world compete! This year, YES is in conjunction with the Youth World Cup. That means you’ll get to cheer on your new friends as they compete.

  4. Gain leadership skills. AQHYA offers amazing leadership opportunities to youth through the AQHYA Leadership Team. AQHYA has five officer positions and three director positions for each of the 11 AQHYA regions, which can bring your ideas for the Association front and center, take your leadership skills to new heights, and help boost your résumé and college application.

  5. Represent your affiliate as a voting delegate. Let your voice be heard when you are a delegate and are involved with AQHYA decision-making by voting in new officers and directors.

  6. Gain inspiration from motivational speakers who speak about leadership, reaching out and many other topics to help you excel in life in and out of the arena. There will be no doubt you will be inspired when you leave YES.

  7. Give back to your community. With all the opportunities that AQHYA gives youth, it is important that AQHYA members give back. Join other youth in giving back and reaching out to the YES host community.

  8. Learn more about AQHYA and the programs it offers, such as scholarships, the AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program, National Racing Experience, showing, leadership roles and more.

Get excited to join us in College Station, June 28-30! Visit www.aqha.com/yes to learn more and register.