“I can’t wait to show everyone the pictures of the fish I caught!” 

TMP Mentee

The Mayfly Project

Jonesboro, Arkansas Project

Project Lead Mentor: Justin Yancey

Co-Lead Mentor: Jason Macdonald

Project Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas

Year Project Founded: 2021

Mentors on this team: 8-10

Children mentored to date: Project kicking off 2022

Children to be mentored in 2022: 7-8

Local foster care partners: Currently networking for local partners.

Local companies that support this project: Currently searching for community support and partnerships.

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For more questions about this project, contact Justin Yancey: justinyancey@yahoo.com

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Jonesboro, Arkansas Project

Our goal is to share our passion for fly fishing and conservation by instilling confidence and building relationships with kids involved in our project. The scenic streams are unforgettable and we feel every child deserves the opportunity to experience and appreciate the therapeutic benefits of our natural resources.

TMP Mentor

Jonesboro, Arkansas Project

Project Mentors

JUSTIN YANCEY, LEAD MENTOR

Jonesboro, Arkansas

I was born and raised in Arkansas. I have been fishing since I could hold a pole, but I was first introduced to fly fishing in 2017. I found out firsthand how relaxing, and simultaneously, invigorating fly fishing can be. It has brought me calm when I have needed it. I have been constantly shown kindness by the fly-fishing community. It is a community of support. I am a Pediatrician in Paragould Arkansas, and I know very well that children in the foster care system often are missing a community atmosphere. I am happy to be a mentor to these children and introduce them to this wonderful sport. I hope it provides them a hobby to enjoy and introduces them to lifelong friends.

News & Events

The Big Event, Arkansas

The Big Event, Arkansas

The Big Event, Arkansas When you hear, "This was the most-normal I have felt in a long time," from a child in foster care, you know the time you spent with them was important. A few weekends ago in Arkansas, we had 4 projects travel to fish at Dry Run near Mountain...

You Are Cool!

You Are Cool!

You are Cool! By Jay Langston, Little Rock Project Yesterday, at our project outing, I was fly fishing with a middle school-aged child from our local foster care group home in Arkansas. Towards the end of the project I said, “You are a super cool dude!" He looked away...

Podcast with April Vokey, Anchored Outdoors

Podcast with April Vokey, Anchored Outdoors

We were thrilled to be on Anchored Outdoors Podcast, with the talented, April Vokey! Please check this podcast out and find out more about the founders, their vision, and how TMP is supporting foster children across the country here: Anchored Podcast Ep. 177: Jess...

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