Welcome to AIMS
The Archery in Mississippi Schools Program, better known as AIMS, is a program designed to introduce and teach International style target archery to 4th-12th graders during their Physical Education class. AIMS is administered under the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) that began in 2002. AIMS is a cooperative effort between the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and Mississippi's Education system. AIMS also functions as an after school Competitive Team Sport during the archery competition season. To date, over 300 schools representing 50 counties statewide have adopted the program and more than 30,000 students participate in this program annually. Nationwide, almost 4 million students have safely participated in the program. And these numbers are growing exponentially due to the fact that archery is the fastest growing sport in any school where it is offered!