“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

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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