The Greater Atlanta Safari Club is dedicated to youth leadership, conservation, safety and hunting programs like the American Wilderness Leadership School in Wyoming and the Top Gun School in Georgia & South Dakota.  Please consider donating to help deserving kids get an excellent opportunity to learn about being leaders in life as well as leaders in conservation and safety.

Please note that neither of the programs below are 501(c)(3)  entities, so you should consult with a tax advisor before claiming any donation to these programs as a tax deduction.

Ages 16+

SCI Foundation’s American Wilderness Leadership School

To be considered for the American Wilderness Leadership School Program, a student candidate must:

  • Be presently enrolled as a high school student, 16-18 years of age;
  • Have demonstrated an interest in conservation issues and concerns;
  • Have satisfactory grades in school;
  • Have demonstrated an ability to work and communicate effectively with others;
  • Submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation;
  • Submit a 500-word statement as described in this application, if seeking local SCI Chapter Sponsorship.

The American Wilderness Leadership School’s seven-day student program presents a base knowledge of wildlife ecology and conservation learning that becomes a central point around which leadership training is provided. Students learn about the roles of leaders in a variety of situations and how to apply leadership skills that can launch them on their journey to become leaders for tomorrow in wildlife management and conservation.

Students participate in shooting sports and a white water raft trip. A major component of the program is an all-day hike and overnight camping trip in the mountains. The hike is an opportunity to apply learned leadership skills and to learn more about wildlife and plants in the area.

Any parent or youth interested in the American Wilderness Leadership School can contact the Greater Atlanta Safari Club at

“Top Gun” Program

The Greater Atlanta Safari Club also sponsors youth for the “Top Gun” school where kids can learn about the safe use, handling and proper care of a firearm. The students are also taught how to reload ammunition and participate in archery training.