“Thank you so much for giving these kids the opportunity to learn how to fly fish. It was an amazing experience!”

DCFS, Resource Coordinator

Manchester, Vermont Project

Manchester, Vermont Project

Lead Mentor: Christine Atkins

Project location: Manchester, Vermont

Year project founded: 2019

Mentors on this team: 4-6

Children mentored to date: 4

Children to be mentored in 2020: 4-6

Local foster care partners: Bennington Department for Children and Families-Family Services

Local companies that support this project: The Orvis Company, Christos’ Pizza and Pasta, and Wayside Country Store

Currently looking support and sponsorship for 2020!

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Manchester, Vermont Project

The fly fishing sessions offered the kids (and adults!) a break from their day-to-day and created an opportunity to connect with the outdoors. Our kids told their friends and family about their experience and got other children excited about the idea of fly fishing as a result – so we’re looking to add more kids to the project in 2020! And our sessions were as much fun for the mentors as they were for the mentees – they’ve been sharing how meaningful this experience was with their colleagues and we have a lot of folks wanting to volunteer and support Mayfly in the coming year.

Christine Atkins

Lead Mentor, Manchester, Vermont Project

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News & Events

Foster Care to Fly Fishing, with Jackie Prock

Foster Care to Fly Fishing, with Jackie Prock

“There was so much going on in my life that was out of my control, so I gravitated to the outdoors to find control. It became a place where I could go to find some peace and away from life’s confusion and uncertainties [from life in foster care],” Jackie Prock said....

4th Annual ONE FLY EVENT

4th Annual ONE FLY EVENT

We are thrilled to announce we have 14 new projects kick-starting next year across the country! Since we do not require our new projects to fund-raise, we rely on our community and national fundraisers to support these projects. Please participate in our ONE FLY...

From Foster Care to Fly Fishing, Meet Mentor, Breezy Johnston

From Foster Care to Fly Fishing, Meet Mentor, Breezy Johnston

Breezy Johnston, mentor for Pikes Peak, CO project, talks about life in foster care and how fly fishing has become her home-base. We are thrilled to have Breezy joining our team and are so thankful for her willingness to share. We are inspired by folks who have been through the trenches and have found their niche in the world!

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Manchester, Vermont Project

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