These kids are amazed at the people they don’t know, don’t look like them, with a purpose of showing them a God given love through fly fishing. It just blows their mind! I wanted to say THANK YOU again for spending the day building relationships with our kids! It was so wonderful for them to get to learn and decompress for a little bit!! We appreciate you and your team so much!

Group Home Director

Houston, Texas Project

Houston, Texas Project

Lead Mentor: Currently Taking Applications for Lead Mentor, 2021

Project location: Houston, Texas

Year project founded: 2019

Mentors on this team: 4-6

Children mentored to date: 29

Children to be mentored in 2020: Undecided

Local foster care partners: Fresh-Start Houston (2019)

Local companies that support this project: Texas Fly Fishers of Houston, Cortland Lines

Contact about this project: Kaitlin Barnhart, kaitlin@themayflyproject.com

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Meet Jess Westbrook

Meet Jess Westbrook

Jess graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2008, with  degrees in Accounting and Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance. Jess started fly fishing when he was six years old, but it was not until 2014 that it took on a new importance. ...

TMP Nebraska founder Marissa Jensen’s thoughts on mentoring

TMP Nebraska founder Marissa Jensen’s thoughts on mentoring

There is a healing property with water that has the potential to calm and the the soul. I have always had a deep love and connection with water for this reason. When I came across the website for The Mayfly Project, I knew I found the perfect fit to share my love for...

The Mayfly Project’s new Conservation Initiative!!!

The Mayfly Project’s new Conservation Initiative!!!

The Mayfly Project’s Conservation Initiative We are proud to announce The Mayfly Project’s new Conservation Initiative--we believe children in foster care need rivers and our rivers need a generation of conservationists. The Conservation Initiative is designed to...

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