“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

Project Mentors

News & Events

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!

TMP’s COVID-19 Response and Fundraiser

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges globally, for our country and for our TMP and foster care communities. We are a nonprofit that values action, and we have been passionately working non-stop to continue to support the most vulnerable in our...

The Mayfly Project Mentee Curriculum Development

The Mayfly Project Mentee Curriculum Development

Last year we rolled out our new curriculum with the help of our fly fishing family and TMP partners! The impact of this curriculum has surpassed our expectations--the foster children we work with are able to use the curriculum with their mentors and then keep it to...

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Manchester, Vermont Project

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