“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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Podcast with April Vokey, Anchored Outdoors

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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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Wet Fly Swing Podcast

Wet Fly Swing Podcast

TMP Founder, Jess Westbrook, is honored to speak with Dave Steward of Wet Fly Swing Podcast recently! Jess Westbrook shares the amazing stories behind the Mayfly Project that he created to help foster kids change their lives with fly fishing. Today, we find out what...

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