This was the funnest day I’ve ever had in my life!

Foster Child

Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska Project

Lead mentor: Anna Peterson

Co-Lead mentor: Alexa Millward

Project location: Anchorage, Alaska

Year project founded: 2024

Mentors on this team: 12

Children to be mentored in 2025: 5-10

Local foster care partners: Currently looking for partners!

Local companies that support this project: Trout Unlimited Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska Project

We are participating in this program because we want to give youth in foster care a chance to learn new skills that can help create a deeper connection with the outdoors, build confidence, and create community. Being able to have an outdoor hobby in Alaska is essential for enjoying what Alaska has to offer. We hope through this program that we can instill new skills and passions through fly-fishing.

Anna Peterson

Lead Mentor, Anchorage, Alaska Project

Project Mentors

ALEXA MILLWARD, CO-LEAD MENTOR

Originally from Idaho, I made my way north attending school in Missoula, MT where I was first introduced to the Mayfly Project. At the time I discovered the Mayfly Project, I was in the process of moving even further north all the way up to Alaska and is where I reside now. I have spent the last 5 years as fishing guide on the Kenai, River and I am now currently work for Trout Unlimited as their Kenai Engagement Coordinator. Through out my time in Montana and Alaska, the Mayfly Project had always stuck with me as it combined my passion for fly- fishing, teaching, and making the outdoors accessible for all! 5 years later here we are, I am so excited to be setting out on my goal and bringing the Mayfly Project to Alaska at last!

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