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Youth Programs

Simply put, young people are the future of this wonderful hobby and pastime. The ADA is committed to introducing and supporting younger people in the hobby of Dove and Pigeon keeping by providing several different options to become or stay involved. There are currently three programs created specifically for the next generation. We have provided a discounted "Junior Membership" with a fee waiver program, a generous "Dove Gifting" program and a special "Junior Member Dove Show" held in the Autumn of each year at the National Young Bird Show in Louisville, KY.


Junior Membership

A special Junior Membership, with full club benefits, has been created at a significantly discounted rate of $10 per year. Juniors are 17 years old and younger. To sign up for a Junior Membership, click here.

Junior Membership Fee Waiver Program

Juniors have the opportunity to apply to have their dues waived for their first year of membership.

Click Here to Download a Waiver Application

If you would like to support the young people in this hobby, please consider making a monetary donation to the Youth Programs fund. ALL proceeds go specifically toward the youth programs and not into the general fund. To donate through Paypal please click on the button below. Any amount helps and is much appreciated!

Or send a check made out to the American Dove Association to:

American Dove Association
Youth Programs, Teresa Kell
7334 Hwy 15
Sparta, GA 31087

Dove Gifting

Several experienced dove keepers and breeders have generously offered free doves to the ADA to be made available as a support to help Junior Members begin or continue in the hobby.

Click Here to Download a Donation Request Form

If you would like to support the young people in this hobby, please consider donating doves to the Youth Programs. To donate doves, please submit the form below indicating what you have to donate and as requests come in, the ADA will contact you to arrange for the birds to be delivered to the Jr. Member. Please be sure to indicate on the form whether your donation also includes shipping the birds. Thanks so much!


If you would like to donate birds please contact James Kell at this email: kell.james@yahoo.com

Junior Member Dove Show

Each year there is a Junior Dove Show at the NYBS with special judges and separate prizes! Get started now on that Master Breeder Award! Additional Youth Shows take place in Warrenton GA, contact James Kell about those.


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