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

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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