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

Foster Child

The Mayfly Project

Bozeman, Montana Project

Lead Mentors: Jamie Van Dyke

Project location: Bozeman, Montana

Year project founded: 2019

Mentors on this team: 7 (currently adding more mentors to this team)

Children mentored to date: 0

Children to be mentored in 2020:7-8

Local foster care partners: CASA

Local companies that support this project: Currently looking for sponsors and support for 2020!

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Bozeman, Montana Project

 I truly believe that putting these kids out in nature helps calm them and give them an outlet when they are frustrated. The fact that we can send them home with everything they need and they can continue to focus on a positive hobby is such a valuable thing. It is not like they come for a week and then never get to experience the fun again, they can continue to learn and grow on their own.

Jamie Van Dyke

Lead Mentor, Bozeman, Montana Project

Project Mentors

JAMIE VAN DYKE, LEAD MENTOR

Bozeman, Montana

Jamie is a third generation Montanan and lives in Bozeman. When she is not out enjoying time on a river, playing the mountains or traveling somewhere new you can find her selling real estate. Jamie has a passion the outdoors and is looking forward to settling into her role as lead mentor for the Bozeman Montana Mayfly Project!

MOLLIE SIMPKINS

Bozeman, Montana

Growing up in Illinois, Mollie’s family fishing roots run deep. However it didn’t become her mad passion until 2006 while living in Baltimore. It was during her first trip west, in 2007 to fish the Yellowstone area, in which she drove over the the Beartooth pass and knew she had to make the mountains her home. It was also at this time she discovered her love of philanthropy and fundraising. Because of the loss of her mother to breast cancer in 1991, was drawn to the work and mission of Casting for Recovery. She served in many capacities with the Mid-Atlantic Program eventually becoming the Program Manager. In addition to her work with CfR, has served on the boards of Maryland Trout Unlimited and the WestSlope Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Missoula. Being well aware of how transformative fly fishing and being on the water can be, is excited to be part of The Mayfly Project and the important work it does. For ‘work’ Mollie is the Director of Conservation and Education for the Sweetwater Fly Shop in Livingston. It’s no surprise that in her off time you’ll find her off on a fishing adventure locally or regionally.

News & Events

2019 TMP Impact Results!

2019 TMP Impact Results!

  2019 was an extraordinary year for The Mayfly Project! With the help of all of our lead mentors, mentors, partners, sponsors, and donors, we have impacted the lives of over 250 children in foster care this year! Beyond the list of statistics below, we wish you...

TMP Mentee Curriculum

TMP Mentee Curriculum

We are very excited to unveil yet another new program for our kids, the TMP Mentee Curriculum.  This curriculum details all parts of our program, teaches our mentees all about fly fishing and conservation. It has a unique section that directs the children in our...

TMP Activity Reward Buttons

TMP Activity Reward Buttons

The Mayfly Project has developed a reward system where our kids can earn buttons by completing tasks throughout the project.  Kids can also proudly display these buttons on their drawstring backpacks to show their achievements and progression through the project....

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