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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...

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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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Meet Jess Westbrook

Meet Jess Westbrook

Jess graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2008, with  degrees in Accounting and Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance. Jess started fly fishing when he was six years old, but it was not until 2014 that it took on a new importance. ...

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The Mayfly Project’s new Conservation Initiative!!!

The Mayfly Project’s new Conservation Initiative!!!

The Mayfly Project’s Conservation Initiative We are proud to announce The Mayfly Project’s new Conservation Initiative--we believe children in foster care need rivers and our rivers need a generation of conservationists. The Conservation Initiative is designed to...

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Holding Space for Children in Foster Care

Holding Space for Children in Foster Care

To hold space for someone means to stand in the gap where either someone used to be in their lives or where someone needs to be with them. Sometimes, it’s showing up to sit with a friend in mourning, or taking a child without an opportunity to go fishing to the river....

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Meet Heather Sees

Meet Heather Sees

Heather was born and raised in a very small town (Kushequa) in Northwest Pennsylvania. Growing up she spent the summers with her family spin fishing the small creeks in the Allegheny National Forest. Heather’s passion/obsession for fly fishing developed shortly after...

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Beyond the Fly Rod, Mentorship

Beyond the Fly Rod, Mentorship

Beyond the Fly Rod, Mentorship Thank you to our friends at Casting for Recovery for spotlighting TMP in a recent blog post. We are grateful for the shout out and urge you to read more about them and the amazing work they do with women who have or have had breast...

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Meet Kaitlin Barnhart

Meet Kaitlin Barnhart

Co-founder - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Kaitlin Barnhart is the Co-Founder of The Mayfly Project. She joined Jess and Laura Westbrook in 2016, to help bring TMP to the national level and establish a universal program to support children in foster care across the country....

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