I think these projects are important for foster children for many different reasons that I am able to relate to over my life.

Breezy Johnston

Casper, Wyoming Project

Casper, Wyoming Project

Lead Mentor: Breezy Johnston

Project Location: Casper, Wyoming

Year project founded: 2022

Mentors on this team: Currently recruiting mentors!

Children to be mentored in 2024: 12

Local foster care partners: Currently searching for local foster care partners.

Local partners and companies that support this project: Currently looking for community support!

Contact our Lead Mentor: Breezy Johnston, BreezyJohnston@gmail.com (719)-641-5941

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Silver Spring, Maryland Project

Fly fishing gives an opportunity for kids to escape and have a few days where they don’t have to think of anything but having fun, and have their worries taken away , which sounds simple, but in their situation, is refreshing. Even if it’s not all about fishing, I think it will mean a ton to these kids to feel like they have someone in their corner, that’s focused on them enjoying the day. These kids don’t get opportunities involved in such a rare sport often, so it’ll be an exciting thing to see them fill up with joy just learning something they have probably never been exposed to before.

Breezy Johnston

Lead Mentor, Casper, Wyoming Project

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BREEZY JOHNSTON, LEAD MENTOR

Casper, Wyoming 

Everything happens for a reason. That’s been my siblings and I’s motto our entire lives and it has rung to me very much in recent years.

Being an angler has tied together many points of my life that I never really thought would. Being born in the middle of Wyoming in the small town of Casper, with some difficulties; my siblings and I were found in the foster system. After years of sticking together and emotions we never knew existed; each of us ended getting out of the system through finding our fathers or getting adopted.

I was lucky enough to have found my biological father and started fishing in Colorado. Fell in love with fly fishing after and have made it half of my personality since. I have obsessively been fly fishing and using it as a coping mechanism for years and years now and I couldn’t have asked for a better hobby.

Fly fishing has given me the very things I’ve always wanted in life, stability and confidence. Finally finding something I am comfortable teaching as well as finding the community (family) that comes with it is unbeatable and unmatched.

Throughout this journey I have found so many different mentors which add different strengths towards who I am today.

I found myself a couple years ago wanting a more simple life and wanting to live in a slower pace, so I found myself back in Wyoming in the very town I was in foster care in. As a result, I am greatful be the lead mentor for the first ever Wyoming project.

Now I am hoping with my connections to the foster community here and my background healing through this sport, I hope to give back to the community that did as much as they could for me and proved to me that truly everything happens for a reason

 

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It’s Giving Tuesday, 2023!!

It’s Giving Tuesday, 2023!!

November 28th, 2023 is Giving Tuesday, an important day for TMP where we work together to raise funds for 2024 Projects! If you cannot donate, please share our fundraisers with your friends and family. It takes a village!!! More Exciting News:We have a donor that will...

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As the founders of The Mayfly Project, our belief in the power of fly fishing and mentorship grows exponentially every season because of the wonderful leads and mentors joining our teams. The village of TMP is held together by our leads and mentors who make the time...

Virginia Department of Wildlife Services Support!

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Our Virginia Projects were thrilled to receive grant support from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources this season! Because of their generosity, we were able to introduce fly fishing, teach our conservation initiative, and make the outdoors more accessible...

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