Our mission is to use fishing as a platform to reach youth and families, and provide them with opportunities to escape the distractions of urban and rural life and reconnect with each other through the great outdoors.
We offer opportunities to interact with other youth from diverse cultural backgrounds, to develop new skills including leadership and how to build relationships that make a difference in the community. We will instill an appreciation for nature, conservation, restoration, and education. We focus on:
We will provide all youth the opportunity to receive mentored, one-on-one training in fishing basics, techniques, equipment, angling ethics, safety and responsibility to nature. Our mentors will help build self-esteem, self-respect, independence, and integrity.
Through our community connections, we will work with community organizations to identify youth with mentors. We will work with community businesses to provide the needed equipment and we will gather our mentors from throughout the community in an effort to promote a continual yearlong mentoring opportunity.
Through our connections with conservation organizations and government agencies, we will educate in the art, science, and sport of fishing. Teaching importance of a healthy conservation program and the effects of conservation on the ecosystem.
Teaching the youth to give back by creating volunteer/service opportunities at events and activities in our local metro area for friendship, learning and partnerships.