Thank you for taking the time to teach us how to fly fish!

Foster Child

The Mayfly Project

Traverse City, Michigan Project

Lead Mentor: Carly Smith / Mike Petrucci

Project location: Traverse City, Michigan

Mentors on this team: 6

Children mentored to date: We mentored 1 child in 2019

Children to be mentored in 2020: 3-5

Local foster care partners: Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiatives

Local companies that support this project: The Northern Angler

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Traverse City, Michigan Project

Northern Michigan has an incredible amount of public and easily accessible streams/lakes, so we hope that by introducing local foster care children to fly fishing they’ll easily be able to turn this into a hobby they can do on their own.

Chelsea Smith

Lead Mentor, Traverse City, Michigan Project

Project Mentors

Carly Smith, LEAD MENTOR 

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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Traverse City, Michigan Project

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